I feel like I’m always searching for fun and new game ideas when preparing a classroom party. I have come up with a few party games that are great for Halloween classroom parties. Most of the items used for these games you probably already have at home or are very easy to find in the store. Whenever I’m planning my kids parties I usually have a few games, crafts, and of course light food.
Halloween Party Games
- How many pieces are in the candy jar?– We all have candy lying around or candy corn, so just simply find a fun jar and fill it. The kids can practice their guessing skills to try and figure out how much is in the jar. Winner gets a prize or the jar if its something you’re willing to give up.
- Pin the nose on the pumpkin– Make a large pumpkin using cardstock (preferably orange), then add in all the details of the face omitting the nose. Cut out noses for the kids to use. Make sure to bring a blindfold for the kids to use. Have the child stand a few feet away, spin them around a few times and guide them in the correct direction of the poster.
- Halloween Bingo– This is always a big hit with any age. I would suggest buying a big bag of candy corn and have the kids use this to cover the picture as it is picked. A little hint would be to buy a few dollar prizes and play this game a few times to take up time, and kids love the challenge of winning for a prize. I found a great bingo game you could buy here on Amazon.
- Sucker Ghost craft– The materials for this craft are suckers, white napkins, small rubber bands or ribbon, black marker. Start by giving the kids a sucker and a white napkin. Wrap the napkin around the sucker and secure with a small rubber band or ribbon. Then have the kids draw the face on the Ghost. That’s it, a simple easy craft without a mess.
- Who can make the best Mummy– Divide the class into small groups. Give each group a roll of toilet paper or two. Have the kids pick one person to be the “Mummy” and wrap them up the best way they can. Whoever does it the quickest and makes the best looking mummy wins.
- Ghost and Pumpkin bowling– Items needed for this game is orange and white paint, clear plastic cups, and a ball. Paint a few cups orange to represent pumpkins, draw faces on with a black marker or paint. Set the cups up in a pyramid shape and let the kids practice their bowling skills knocking down the cups.
- Halloween Poke– Items need for this game include white poster board, plastic cups, scissors, tape, orange & black tissue paper, rubber bands, markers, and candy. Start by taping the plastic cups to the poster board with the open part of the cup out. You could also decorate the poster board with the name of the game, pumpkins, ghosts or anything you desire. Place a piece of candy in each cup, then place tissue paper over the cup and secure with a rubber band. Let each child choose a cup and lightly punch their fist through the cup for a prize. You could try and fit correct number of cups as there are students on the poster board. If there is too many students just bring extra supplies to refill the cups after all of them have been punched.
- Witch Hat Ring Toss- I found a great little inflatable witch hat game on Amazon. This would be a fun game especially for the younger classes. The good thing about this game is you could reuse it from year to year. Here is the link.
A few ideas for prizes would be spider rings, pencils, glow in dark vampire teeth, glow sticks, small notepad, a Halloween stamp, or foam masks. Those are just a few ideas I had while writing this post.
I hope all of you find these games easy and fun for your kids class party. These games would also be great for parties at home or a fun family game night too. If you have any ideas to add or comments I would love to hear them.