Many kids love Halloween for the costumes, parties and of course candy. However, Halloween doesn’t need to be so focused on the candy. Introducing your child to new Halloween games is a great way to develop their imagination, playful spirit and bring more memories to the holiday.

While many of the games below are revised versions of tried and true staple games, their refreshed Halloween spirit makes them new and interesting for the little kids. Please be cautious that not all games are suitable for infants or very young children and parental advisory is advised.

Below are our Top 10 Halloween Games for Kids:

  1. Poke a Pumpkin
    This is a fun game similar to the balloon pop game! You can use orange crate paper taped over cups to create the pumpkins, and a a non-sharp hole poker to poke the pumpkins. Blind fold the kids and you’re sure to have a fun time.
  2. Pop Goes the Pumpkin Balloon Game
    This would be so easy to set up- stuff the balloons with slips of paper that have prize names written on them to be claimed later.
  3. Marshmallow Toss Game
    Easy and fun- especially with large marshmallows and some of those little tin buckets from the dollar store!
  4. Pin the Tail on the Black Cat
    This is kind of like Pin the Tail on Donkey but of course there’s a black cat instead. Pure classic fun.
  5. Feed the Monster Halloween Game
    Use a box to design a fun monster with a hole at the top for a mouth. This is a fun ball toss game that will keep all the kid entertained!
  6. Halloween Pumpkin Patch Hunting Game
    It doesn’t have to be Easter to go on a hunt. Use small pumpkins instead of eggs and hide them around the house and in the yard. Kids love this game.
  7. Wrap the Mummy
    This is fun and interactive. Take turns having the kids wrap each other up with crate or tissue paper.
  8. Candy Corn Relay Race
    Have kids carry candy corn in a spoon to each other as fast as they can without using their hands or dropping any pieces.
  9. Pumpkin Passing Game
    Remember hot potato? This is like that only using a small pumpkin.
  10. Halloween Feel Box
    This classic is a fun one. Choose a few household items to mimic other Halloween items such as wolf hair (corn husk silk), vampire teeth (candy corn), spider legs (fuzzy pipe cleaners). For little kids, it may be best to have very simple objects representing spooky items. For older kids it can get more experimental.

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