The BEST Halloween Activities and Games

On Wednesday, I shared with you that I am planning my daughter’s school Halloween Party! It is a super fun task, but I have been all over the place trying to find the most effective, affordable, and FUN ways to entertain the class.

If you didn’t catch our Halloween Party Essentials post, be sure to check it out to see the top party items and station ideas for your next Halloween Party!

Halloween Games and Activities

Now on to my next task! Finding the perfect amount of games and activities to do with the kids! Not to mention, every Monday night my family does something called Family Night. We all get together and play a game, read a story, or just do something as a family. My kids love it when we do holiday themed games! So I have been on the hunt to find the best games out there this halloween season! I wanted to share all my awesome findings with you so that all of you can have a plethora of engaging, fun activities on hand at all times!

Let’s Get Started

Pumpkin Toss

This game looks AWESOME. And it is super affordable! We all know the little Pumpkin candies! They are a huge favorite at my house. All you have to do is buy a bag and some jars! You can use your own kitchen cups, mason jars, or buy these adorable little caldrons. They are super affordable! There is little to no set up and this will keep your kids entertained for hours. Plus this is an awesome game for a school party!

Thanks Playground Parkbench! 

Pumpkin Bowling

This one sounds so fun! Your kids get to literally just make their own bowling game! Use a pumpkin as the ball and then you can use plastic bottles, paper towels, toilet paper or whatever you wish as your ghosts! The goal is to use the pumpkin to knock out all the ghosts just like bowling! This is so cute and so fun!

Thanks Invitation Boutique!

Spider Races

What a fun game! We all have seen the little spider rings around halloween! They are super cheap and can be found anywhere. All you have to do is get a few, buy some milkshake straws, and let the games begin! Find a good surface for them to do this on and see who can have the fastest spider! I am definitely going to do this one at my daughter’s party!

Thanks Still Playing School! 

Pin the Spider on the Web

We all have played pin the tail on the donkey, but what about pin the spider on the web? This is such a cute, inexpensive activity! Download the printable here and get it printed at any office supply store! It will be super cheap to print. Then you are set to go!! Kids will adore this game!

Thanks Ella Claire!

Pumpkin Golf

This is AWESOME! I realize it could be a little time consuming, but it could be a family project. Each child could be in charge of creating one hole of the golf course! This would be such a fun family night. I am going to add this one to my list for sure. All you need is pumpkins, a few golf balls, and some clubs. If you don’t have clubs, use sticks! Make it affordable and make it fun!

Thanks A Girl and a Glue Gun!

Rock Monsters

Rocks are everywhere! So why not use them to make crafts! Let each kid go out and pick their perfect rock, then they can come inside and create their monster! Just simply buy some paint, glue, and googley eyes and you are set! They will love this fun craft where they can create something all by themselves.

Thanks The Inspiration Edit!

Donut Eating Contest

Throw some donuts on a string and let everyone have their own! See who can eat it off the string the fastest WITHOUT using their hands! It is hilarious to watch and your kids will love getting to have a donut! Stores always have fun decorated donuts! Find some halloween ones to add an extra touch!

Thanks Fireflies and Mud Pies!

The Pumpkin Run

Make this as hard or as easy as you wish! You buy the smaller ones (like in the picture) or you can buy bigger pumpkins and have a pumpkin race where they have to balance the pumpkin on their heads, not use their hands, and get to the finish line first! Kids LOVE this game! And it is so simple and quick to set up!

Thanks Pen + Paper Flowers!

DIY Halloween Photobooth

Kids and adults all adore photobooths! They are so awesome! All you need is a white sheet and then you create everything else! This post has a bunch of ideas for those who are not sure what you want! Especially for school parties, this could be an awesome station so all the parents have a way of taking pictures of their kids! I love to go back and look at all my old halloween party pictures! What a wonderful time!

PS: This is a super easy, awesome poloroid camera! It would be awesome for a photobooth like this!

Thanks Jennifer Lee! 

Glow Stick Pumpkin Ring Toss

This idea is brilliant! All you need are some glow sticks and pumpkins with stems! All you have to do is play ring toss! Create some sort of prize and everyone will want to play this classic game. I have never seen it done on pumpkins so this will be a nice twist!

Thanks Kids Friendly Things to Do!

Which one are you itching to try?

There are so many great games and activities out there, but these ones caught my eye and I cannot wait to try them. Be sure to comment below and let me know which ones you are just dying to try! Happy halloween planning everyone!

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