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55 Fun Halloween Games Kids Can Play at Your Halloween Party

These silly and spooky activities will make October 31 a day to remember.

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Halloween isn't just about trick-or-treating. There's pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts and fun Halloween parties to attend as well! So while Halloween candy may be the main event, kids, tweens and teens can also get excited about all the family-friendly activities the holiday brings — and that includes these exciting Halloween games that will keep the month rolling with laughter and tons of spooky prizes.

The best part is that you can DIY all of these games at home. Some are great for solo players, while others require splitting groups into teams of two, four or more. No matter what, they'll keep everyone engaged — especially when it comes to boosting kids' imagination and creativity. From eyeball digging and pumpkin bowling to spooky musical chairs and pumpkin golf, these fun ideas are great for all ages. So if you want to make October 31 the best this year, blast some of the most popular Halloween songs, have everyone indulge in their favorite festive candies and get to playing one of these silly games. Looking for activities more suited to an older crowd? Check out our favorite adult Halloween games.

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Skeleton Bone Race

Split everyone into teams of four or more. The first team to successfully connect the yarn with the last player holding the skeleton bone is the winner. The more teams you have, the longer the game will take.

Get the tutorial at Kid Friendly Things to Do »

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Pumpkin Tic, Tac, Toe

This game is as easy as drawing Xs and Os on little pumpkins and creating a tic-tac-toe board on a table with masking tape.

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Eyeball Dig

Make this idea more challenging (and gross) by filling up a giant bucket or storage tub with tons of noodles and lots of eyeballs.

Get the tutorial at Kid Friendly Things to Do »

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Pumpkin Golf

First one to make a hole in one wins everyone's Halloween candy! (Just kidding.)

Get the tutorial at a Girl and a Glue Gun »

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Ghost Marshmallows on a String

Use a food marker to draw ghost faces on marshmallows. Then tie them to a string and hang them from an elevated broom. Players keep their hands behind their backs while trying to eat the marshmallows.


Get the tutorial at Kid Friendly Things to Do »

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M&M's Spooky Bingo

This blogger came up with this bingo game using spooky bingo tiles. Cover the designs with M&M's then eat them later as a treat.

Get the tutorial at Crafts by Amanda »

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Spooky Musical Chairs

This is musical chairs, but with a twist! Deck out your seats with scary skeletons and play popular Halloween songs as the kids go around the circle.


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Pumpkin Sweep

Grab some pumpkins and brooms, and divide players into teams. The first player to sweep their pumpkins all the way to the finish line and back to the next player in the line wins!

Get the tutorial at Kid Friendly Things to Do »

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Pumpkin Twister

Put a *twist* on the classic party game with this adorable DIY mat that swaps colorful circles for printable paper pumpkins. This helps little ones master colors and following directions.

Get the tutorial at Pint-Sized Treasures »

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Ghost Face

You'll need paper plates, candy corn and whipped cream to play this silly (yet delicious) game. Players use their mouths to find the candy corn hidden in the whipped cream.

Get the tutorial at Kid Friendly Things to Do »

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Hide a variety of items throughout your home, and ask the kids to find them all. The winner can receive extra candy ... or perhaps a delicious, nutritious piece of fruit?

Get a free printable at Typically Simple »

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Name That Halloween Tune

Create a playlist of the most popular Halloween songs throughout the years and have your kids, tweens and teens guess the name of each one.

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Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pumpkin carving is a classic Halloween activity that will keep everyone engaged and active! From silly faces and unique designs, there's no limit to the ideas they can come up with!


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Black Light Halloween Candy Hunt

No trick or treating this year? No problem. Use some white paper and a black light (or turn your phone into one) to create a super fun candy hunt.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY »

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Eyeball Surprise

If there's anything better than a fun Halloween game, it's one that doubles as a cool science experiment! This one calls for kids spooning vinegar on top of a bouncy ball frozen in baking soda and water — then watching it reveal a spooky eyeball surprise.

Get the tutorial at Merriment Design »

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Skeleton Puzzle

Make DIY bones out of foam, and hot glue a magnet on each. Coat a board with magnetic paint (or just relegate this game to the fridge) and see who can create a skeleton the fastest.

Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm »

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Glow-in-the-Dark Ring Toss

Wrap glow-in-the-dark duct tape around a few bottles and see how many glow stick bracelets kids can get around the bottle necks.

Get the tutorial at A Pumpkin & A Princess »

RELATED: 21 Halloween Party Games for Adults That Put Trick-or-Treating to Shame

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Candy Corn Count

A classic game that involves a little friendly competition — plus, everyone can eat some after their guesses are tallied!

Get the tutorial at The Dating Divas »

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Pumpkin Chuckin'

What's under the orange and green felt? Rolls of toilet paper! How many can you toss into the basket? The most points wins.

Get the tutorial at B-Inspired Mama »

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Halloween Freeze Dance

This is always a fun game to play — no matter what holiday or event that's hosted. Kids will love dancing to their favorite Halloween songs before the music cuts off and they have to freeze!

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Mummy Relay Race

Divide kids into groups of two and have one wrap the other up like a mummy as quickly as possible. Whichever team's mummy runs to the finish line first wins. (You can also dole out points for creativity, and include dress-up items like hats, boas and sunglasses.)

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Sticker Stalker

After purchasing cute Halloween stickers, give them to everyone at the event. Let kids write their names on paper before sticking them in a bowl and inviting them to pick a random name. The goal: to sneakily place as many stickers on their chosen partner before the night is over!


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Feed the Monster Game

If you have a cardboard box lying around, dress it up like a monster by taking apart a feathered boa and adding some eyes and teeth. You can then use it as a spooky alternative to a bean-bag toss.

Get the tutorial at Tried & True »

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Halloween Heads Up

Everyone has to write down a Halloween word on a post-it. Then, one person picks a word from the pile (without looking!) and tries to guess what it is based on the clues.

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Keep the kids entertained with this mystery prize game. Fill plastic cups with little trinkets, then cover with orange tissue paper and glue to poster board in the shape of a pumpkin. One by one, kids can poke a hole through the tissue paper and see what's inside.

Get the tutorial at Project Denneler »

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Bean-Bag Toss Pumpkins

This year, get two spooky season activities for the price of one: carve your pumpkins into a fun bean-bag toss. To make this game, cut a large hole in the bottom of one large and one medium pumpkin and scoop out the pulp and seeds.

Trace this face template onto the pumpkins, scaling up or down as necessary. Cut out the faces, and then stack the medium pumpkin on top of the large one, using skewers to help hold them in place. To play, toss beanbags into the pumpkins' mouths and award 10 points for the bottom gourd and 20 for the top.

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Truth or Scare

A twist on Truth or Dare, Truth or Scare tasks players with Halloween-themed questions and physical challenges. You can even head to the Play Party Plan website for lists of family-friendly "truth" questions.

Get the tutorial at Play Party Plan »

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Candy Corn Witch Pitch

Mini cauldrons turn that oversized bag of candy corn into a carnival game. Who will sink the most sweet treats?

Get the tutorial at Chica and Jo »

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Bobbing for Donuts

Apple cider donuts are the best treats of the season! String up some donuts from a tree and let kids go after one — it's fun, without the germ-sharing that comes with the more-traditional bobbing for apples game.

Get the tutorial at The Chic »

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Cup Knock Down

Draw little faces on white cups and assemble them in a tower. Kids can then try to knock as many as they can down with a small ball. Whoever gets the most is the winner!

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