Halloween Fun and Games

  • August 13, 2007
  • Jenna Maxwell
A favorite for my children in October is their school Halloween party.  Being a room mom, I get the chance to go to their classes and try-out new Halloween games each year for the kids to play.  It’s fun to come home and play the games with my kids and some of the neighborhood children.  Here are a few you should try: Candy Corn Relay Race Designate a starting line and a finish line. Set out a bowl full of candy corn for each player at the starting line and an empty bowl at the finish line. The players must use a large spoon to scoop candy corn out of the full bowl and then carry it to the empty bowl and fill it. They cannot spill any candy corn or use their hands!  If any candy corn falls off the spoon, they must immediately pick it up and bring it back to the starting line bowl and start over with that scoopful.  This game can also be played in teams. Eyeball Hunt Game Fill a large pot with cooked spaghetti noodles and bury ping pong balls in the noodles. See who can find the most balls in a set amount of time. For an added twist you can color code the balls and have each color worth a different amount of points.  Pumpkin Hunt: Cut out 12 pumpkins from orange construction paper.  Let the kids use a black marker to draw on faces.  While the kids are in another room hide each pumpkin throughout the house and/or yard and have the children find them.  Whoever finds the most pumpkins wins!  It’s just like an Easter Egg Hunt at Halloween time. Pumpkin Golf For this game the object is to hit the golf ball into a pumpkin. First carve out a pumpkin and make the mouth extra large.  Then using cardboard, cut out a ramp about one to two feet long from the ground to the bottom of the pumpkins mouth and tape it to the floor for stability (you might need some support under the cardboard).  Mark a starting point a few feet from the start of the ramp - the older the kids, the farther away.  Each player gets to hit a golf ball three times - each time the ball goes into the pumpkin, the player wins a piece of candy. Pumpkin Bowling Get several small pumpkins about four to six inches in diameter (you’ll need extras in case a few split or break).  Place six or ten empty plastic water bottles several feet away on the floor – you can also use the children’s plastic bowling pins if you’d like. Give each child two tries to knock down the pins. A strike is worth two pieces of candy and a spare is worth one piece of candy. Guess How Many Candies Fill a jar with Halloween candy and, as each child arrives, have them write their name on a piece of paper and a guess as to how many pieces are in the jar. Everyone only gets one guess and the child who has the closest guess gets to take the jar of candy home! Don’t forget to check out our website for even more great Halloween games for children and adults. Here's the link: Halloween Games.