Halloween Party Games – Part I

Halloween is a favorite among kids, particularly when it comes to Halloween fun and games. And what better way to celebrate than with a raucous Halloween party. With lots of fun Halloween games and activities, and plenty of treats for prizes, it’s sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. The games listed below are sure to get the little ones screaming with delight.

Pumpkin Bowling

Pumpkin bowling is great for younger children. You’ll need several small pumpkins about four to six inches in diameter and a plastic (children’s) set of bowling pins. You can also use 10 empty liter plastic soda bottles as bowling pins and let the kids decorate them before the game. You should add about a cup of sand or pebbles to each bottle so they will stand without falling over.

Set up the bowling pins several feet from the starting line and let the pumpkins roll. Award prizes or goodie bags for kids who bowl strikes and spares.

Mummy Wrap

Kids of all ages enjoy making mummies out of themselves and their friends. Here’s how this works. Get lots of white toilet paper or crepe paper. Divide the kids into teams of two and give each pair a roll of paper. Instruct one member of each team to race to wrap their partner, mummy-style, at the sound of music (play something devilish, such as “Monster Mash”). Kids must use up the whole roll, avoiding the head and wrapping arms separately from the torso.

Once wrapped, the mummy hops to a finish line, holding their arms to their sides and trying not to break any of the wrapping. The mummy can then break out of the wrap with a scary “roar.” Award the winning team and then reverse partner roles. Begin the game again with fresh rolls of toilet paper or crepe paper.

Scary Halloween Stories

Have all the kids get in a circle and begin a spooky story. The story can begin with the classic, “It was a dark and spooky night…” and then the person next in the circle continues the story. Each child adds something to the story as it moves around the circle.

For more Halloween games for kids, visit our Halloween store for a selection of printable Halloween games.

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  2. Hi, great article. Some excellent ideas for games for a Halloween party. Thanks.

  3. Cool ideas. I can’t wait to try at my son’s Halloween party.

  4. Ive got some great party ideas from this. Halloween is going be a great one! Cheers

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