Are you in charge of Halloween games for a class party this year? Check out these 7 easy kids games that are great for a variety of ages!
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If you’re here, it’s probably because you need some quick and easy ideas for Halloween games for class parties. I’ve got you covered! Many of the activities and games in this post will work for elementary age kids, but if you need some ideas for a preschool Halloween party, you can head over to this post.
There are a few things that make a Halloween party game fun and (mostly) stress-free:
- Quick set up
- Easy to explain
- Able to prep ahead of time
Each of the activities listed below cover most, if not all, of the above criteria. Also, if you want more visuals and explanations of each activity, you can watch the October Instagram Live that I did this month.
So let’s get started:
7 Easy Kids Halloween Games for Class Parties
Candy Dice Game
All it takes for this Halloween game is dice and this cute printable from Meg at The Many Little Joys! (And maybe some candy…) It’s fun, simple and easy so I know you are going to love it! You can get it as part of her Halloween Party Bundle.
Is there a party game more classic than BINGO? It’s a great activity for all ages because everyone knows how to play. If they don’t, it’s easy to explain and catch on to. I created a set of 6 different BINGO cards that you can get for free here on my blog. I recommend printing them in color and then laminating them so they last longer. And of course, use small candies to let the kids mark their card!
If the cute little monsters on this printable game board don’t make you smile, then I don’t know what will! Don’t Eat Pete is perfect for all ages and it will have everyone smiling. Whether that is from the laughing or the candy they get to eat, this game is a must for your next Halloween class party. Then take it home and do it with your own family!
There is a little bit of prep to this activity. But the great news is that if you do the prep, the activity itself will run super smooth! I’ve done this activity with kids age 2 to 12 and it’s a lot of fun. Plus, the kids have something they can take home and hang up that isn’t full of sugar. *wink* The full tutorial and supply list for pumpkin suncatchers can be found here on my site.
Have you ever done a cake walk? If not, the basic idea is that you walk around on numbered circles until the music stops. Then you call out a number and whoever is on that number gets a prize. For this game, you have paper pumpkins that have been numbered and then arranged in a circle on the ground. The prize for standing on the number that is called can be a treat or a small party favor. I suggest laminating the pumpkins to make them more durable. Otherwise, you may not have pumpkins to walk on by the time the last group comes around.
Out of all the activities, this is the most advanced in terms of skill level. I would say that kids 8+ will be able to participate (based on my own kids abilities). The idea behind this Halloween party craft is to glue a picture to some large popsicle sticks, let it dry and then separate the sticks by cutting them. This creates a puzzle. My kids have loved popsicle stick puzzles over the years and we’ve used it for a variety of holidays. (It’s an easy activity to keep in my bag too.)
Pumpkin Bucket Beanbag or Ball Toss
This activity is pretty self-explanatory. You need to find a pumpkin bucket, or even a plastic cauldron, to let the kids throw something into. Some ideas include ping pong balls, small beanbags or even rubber spiders! Depending on the ages of the kids, you can decide how far back they need to stand from the bucket before tossing. Additionally, the item you have them tossing in will change the difficulty level, which makes this an awesome Halloween game for class parties.
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