10 Kids Halloween games to play at home

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This article about kids Halloween games to play at home was last updated in 2021.

There are lots of reasons to stay home this Halloween. Whether it’s a pandemic lockdown or a choice to keep your kids safely off the streets and away from strangers houses, here are some great kids Halloween games to play at home.

Staying home can be frightfully good fun!

Further reading: Frighteningly fun alternatives to trick or treating.

12 Kids Halloween games to play at home

1. BEANBAG TOSS PUMKINS

Pumpkin carving + beanbag toss = endless fun. Grab some pumpkins, remove the insides, and use the handy template to trace and cut a face onto each pumpkin. Stack two pumpkins on top of each other, securing with skewers if needed. Now you’re ready to toss the beanbags into the pumpkin mouths.

Halloween Games | Beanbag Toss Pumpkins | Beanstalk Mums

Source: Good Housekeeping

2. TOILET PAPER MUMMY

We love Halloween games that are super easy to set up like this toilet paper mummy game. You’ll need several rolls of toilet paper and teams of 4-5 kids. Each team picks a kid to be the mummy and the first one to use up all their TP wins.

Toilet Paper Mummy | Beanstalk Mums

Source: Sugar Beet Crafts

3. HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT

Classic Halloween games like this scavenger hunt are always great fun. Use the free printable template below (clue cards and location cheat sheet included) to get the party started in no time, or customise it to your heart’s content … add more clues for older kids or make it easier for little ones.

Halloween Games | Halloween Scavenger Hunt | Beanstalk Mums

Source: Play Party Plan

4. PIN THE STEM ON THE PUMPKIN

Here’s a Halloween game that puts a seasonal spin on a classic. Cut out pumpkin shapes (pumpkin and stems) from tracing paper and stick them on cardboard. Place your cutouts around the house and play it like Pin the Tail on the Donkey, with the kids blindfolded.

Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin | Beanstalk Mums

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5. HALLOWEEN BINGO

No list of Halloween games would be complete without Halloween Bingo. Use the free printable template by Artsy Fartsy Mama that’s all Halloween pictures … perfect for younger kids. Laminate the cards and pieces so you can use them next Halloween!

Halloween Games | Halloween Bingo | Beanstalk Mums

Source: Artsy Fartsy Mama

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6. BOBBING FOR DONUTS

Swap the apples for donuts this year for a more exciting Halloween game. Hang a bunch of donuts from a tree or pole and let the kids go to town. If you want a healthier alternative to the sugary treats, bake up some muffins or use pieces of fruit.

Bobbing for Donuts | Beanstalk Mums

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7. TRUTH OR SCARE

Remember those truth or dare games you played as a kid? This Halloween version is equally exciting and works for kids of all ages. Even adults can play! No need to come up with your own questions or ‘scares’, just print out the PDF from Play Party Plan and you’re all set.

Halloween Games | Truth or Scare | Beanstalk Mums

Source: Play Party Plan

8. SPOOKY SENSORY BAGS

Kids love playing with gooey, slippery sensory bags. Whip up a couple of baggies with a Halloween theme for your party or get together. Use hand soap, shaving cream and hair gel, and toss in a bunch of googly eyes. Everything is sealed up in the bag for no-mess fun.

Spooky Sensory Bags | Beanstalk Mums

Source: A Night Owl

9. MONSTER FREEZE DANCE

Get your little monsters moving and groovin’ on the dance floor with the monster mash freeze dance. Play your favourite Halloween tunes and tell the kids to dance while the music plays and ‘freeze’ as soon as it stops. Anyone caught dancing when the music stops is out of the game.

Halloween Games | Monster Freeze Dance | Beanstalk Mums

Source: Kid Spot

10. GUESS HOW MANY

No time to plan a party? No problem. This is one of the easiest halloween games on our list. Just fill a jar with candy corn (count or guesstimate) and ask the kids to guess how many are in the jar. The kid with the closest answer wins a special Halloween prize.

Guess How Many | Beanstalk Mums

Source: BHG

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