5 freakishly fun Halloween party games for kids

Getting together for some Halloween fun doesn’t have to be a chore or blow the budget. These simple, no fuss games are simple, cost next to nothing and will get the kids laughing.

 

Guessing game

  • a small jar
  • Halloween lollies

Zombie’s and ghouls

  • blindfold
  • large, safe area

Witches relay

  • 2 brooms
  • a group of kids

Spooky stories

  • a few kids with great imaginations

Monster mosh

  • a CD player
  • music that kids like

Number of players:

Activity:

Guessing game

  • Pop some Halloween lollies in the jar, making sure you know exactly how many there are.
  • Have the kids guess the amount of lollies in the jar. Each guest only gets one turn!
  • The closest to the correct amount gets to take the jar of lollies home.

Zombies and ghouls

  • Blindfold the zombie and give him a spin.
  • Give the ghouls a 10 second head start and then let the zombie loose.
  • Each time a ghoul is tagged means he’s been infected by the zombie and is out of the game.
  • The winner is the last ghoul standing.
  • There is ONE twist: the zombie must behave like a zombie. A staggering motion with his hands out in front to tag.

Witches relay

  • Create a starting point and a turn around point.
  • Split the kids up in to two even teams and line them up in single file.
  • Hand a broom to the first team player in each team.
  • The first team player is runs to the turn-around point “flying” on the broom and then runs back.
  • The first player passes the broom to the second team player; the first team player goes to the back of the line and the second team player runs around the turn around point.
  • Continue until all the the kids have had a “fly” on the broom.
  • The first team to get through all of their players WINS!

Spooky stories

  • Start the kids off by creating a great beginning to a spooky story – see notes for inspiration
  • Going around the room, each child adds a sentence to the story.
  • As it grows, the imaginations of kids will get more and more wild.
  • You might want to have a video camera handy – it could get quite funny!

Notes: Some great story starters for your kids:

  • In the big, old house on the corner stood a …
  • Behind the closed curtain in the quiet dark room there was a …
  • Around the campfire, the kids sat listening to the noises in the forest. They heard …

Monster mosh

  • Gather the kids together and have them stand with their arms out so they cannot touch eachother. This creates a nice area where nobody can get hurt.
  • Pop your music on and watch the monster mosh.
  • Stop the music and, keeping a close eye on them all, the last one to stop moshing is out.
  • The last one standing WINS!

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