Halloween Trivia for Kids: 80+ Questions

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Halloween trivia for kids is such a fun way to get your family or students into the Halloween spirit. Perfect for a classroom party or Halloween night, this list of more than 80 Halloween quiz questions and answers are great for even the littlest ghosts and goblins.

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I’ve always been big on Halloween. Now that I’m a mom, I feel like a lot of things have come full circle!

Our family LOVES to dress up (need some inspiration? Check out Fun Matching Family Halloween Costumes, Creative Halloween Costumes for Brothers and The Best Halloween Costumes for Pregnancy) and make yummy Halloween treats (like Mummy Halloween Brownies and Frankenstein Halloween Pretzel Rods). Now that our boys are getting older, I’m excited for them to be able to take part in some of the fun games and other Halloween activities, too.

Halloween trivia for kids is such a simple way to get the kids in your life even more excited about this holiday! I’ve put together this list of Halloween quiz questions and answers to make it easy for parents, teachers and other caregivers too.

The trivia questions are split up into two categories: Halloween trivia for little kids, and Halloween trivia questions for older kids. For example, little ones probably won’t know the answer to trivia questions about Halloween movies like Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas, but older kids will love them!

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How do you play Halloween Trivia?

This spooky activity was created to be a no-prep, fun way to add something extra to your festivities. All you need to play are these Halloween trivia questions for kids!

You can either pick the ones from this article that you like the most, or print them all.

To play, designate an adult or teenager to read the questions out loud, and let the kids try to answer them correctly. Whether you choose to keep score or play just for fun is up to you.

If you have enough participants, break the kids into teams and hold a Halloween trivia competition! Candy makes a great prize for correct answers to these Halloween questions, or things like these Halloween temporary tattoos or this package of assorted Halloween party favors are also cheap and fun prizes too. Plus, they double as non-food Halloween treats to hand out on October 31st.

If you have children who love learning about history too, you can also add in some fun facts on the history of Halloween, which has evolved quite a bit from Samhain, the ancient Celtic holiday. Over the centuries, Halloween has gone from a single day to a whole Halloween focused on costumes, parties, jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating, but it wasn’t always this way!

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Halloween Trivia For Kids

Halloween trivia is a fun way to add a little extra fun to this spooky season. Whether you choose to play this Halloween trivia game at home, as part of a class party or ask a few questions throughout the month, the choice is up to you.

Remember, this list is broken into two sections: Halloween trivia for little kids and Halloween trivia for older kids and teenagers.

The questions for little kids were designed for children under age 6 and are pretty easy Halloween trivia, while the questions for older kids also include interesting facts and Halloween movie trivia questions too. Be sure to also check out our Free Printable Halloween Riddles with Answers for Kids, too.

20 Halloween Trivia Questions for Little Kids

Q. What month is Halloween?

A. October

Q: What 2 colors are associated with Halloween?

A: Orange and black

Q. What day is Halloween celebrated on?

A. 31st

Q: What animals that are associated with witches is bad luck if one crosses your path?

A: Black cats

Q: What do witches ride on?

A: Broomsticks.

Q: Which Peanuts character believes in The Great Pumpkin in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown?

A: Linus.

Q: Who does this character mistake for the Great Pumpkin?

A: Snoopy.

Q. What do ghosts say?

A. Boo

Q. How many legs do spiders have?

A. 8

Q. Is a pumpkin a fruit or vegetable?

A. Fruit

Q. What do pumpkins grow on?

A. Vines

Q. Where do you go to pick a pumpkin?

A. Pumpkin Patch

Q. What Halloween creature has fangs?

A. A vampire

Q. What Halloween monster is wrapped in bandages?

A. A mummy

Q. A pumpkin with a face carved is called what?

A. A Jack o’ Lantern

Q. What do you put inside of a jack-o-lantern to make it glow?

A. A light or candle

Q. What do you say on Halloween to get candy?

A. Trick or Treat

Q. What flying animal is associated with a vampire?

A. Bat

Q. What are the bones in our body called?

A. A skeleton

Q. When do vampires sleep?

A. During the day

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60 Halloween Trivia Questions for Older Kids and Teens

Q: In what country did Halloween originate?

A: Ireland.

Q. During Halloween, what do people “bob” for?

A. Apples

Q. What does the Halloween color orange represent?

A. Harvest

Q. What does the Halloween color black represent?

A. Death

Q: What Celtic tradition led to modern-day trick-or-treating?

A: For the celebration of Samhain, people would put treats or food out to pacify evil spirits.

Q: In the Disney movie Hocus Pocus, what song do the Sanderson Sisters perform at the Halloween party?

A: I Put a Spell On You

Q: In Hocus Pocus, what needs to be lit to summon the Sanderson Sisters?

A: The Black Flame Candle

Q: Which classic spooky book contains the character, Ichabod Crane?

A: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Q: Who is the supernatural villain that Ichabod Crane is investigating?

A: The headless horseman.

Q. Where did jack o’ lanterns originate?

A. Ireland

Q. What were originally used as the first Jack-o’-Lanterns?

A. Turnips

Q. What is another name for a ghost?

A. Phantom

Q: What is the main character’s name in the Tim Burton film The Nightmare Before Christmas?

A: Jack Skellington.

Q: Who do the characters kidnap in The Nightmare Before Christmas?

A: Santa Claus (or Sandy Claws)

Q: What Catholic holiday is associated with Halloween?

A: All Saints Day on November 1.

Q. What country celebrates the Day of the Dead?

A. Mexico

Q. What do you call a group of witches?

A. A coven

Q: What is the name of the Romanian region where Dracula’s castle is located?

A: Transylvania.

Q. The word Halloween means?

A. All Hallows evening

Q: What is a male witch called?

A: A warlock.

Q: What famous magician died on Halloween?

A: Harry Houdini.

Q. What Halloween candy was originally called chicken feed?

A. Candy Corn

Q: From base to point, what is the order of the colors on a piece of candy corn?

A: Yellow, orange, white.

Q: What are other names for Halloween?

A: Samhain, All Hallows Eve, The Feast of the Dead

Q. Other than a cat, what animal is associated with witches?

A. Owls

Q. In Ancient Rome, what were owls thought of as?

A. Evil

Q: True or false: The word ‘hallow’ means saint or holy person?

A: True

Q: What can you sprinkle in front of windows and doorways to help keep away evil spirits?

A: Salt.

Q: If someone is bitten by a werewolf, what turns them into one themself?

A: A full moon.

Q: Who is the goddess of witches in Greek mythology?

A: Hecate.

Q: What were the first fun-sized candy bars?

A: Snickers and Milky Way.

Q. What is the most popular Halloween candy?

A. Chocolate

Q. What food keeps vampires away?

A. Garlic

Q: What bone, found in the head, is often used as a symbol of Halloween?

A: Skull

Q: In Roald Dahl’s The Witches, what does The Grand High Witch turn into?

A: A mouse.

Q. What kind of houses do people go into on Halloween?

A. Haunted Houses

Q. What do you call the pot that witches cook in?

A. Cauldron

Q: What colors other than orange can pumpkins be?

A: White, blue and green.

Q: Instead of candy, what did kids originally receive when trick or treating?

A: Food and drinks

Q. Where do vampire bats live in real life?

A. North and South America

Q. What is the name of the most famous Halloween vampire?

A. Dracula

Q. What does Dracula mean?

A. Son of the Devil or Son of Dracul are both correct

Q. What was Bram Stoker’s original name for Dracula?

A. Count Wampyr.

Q. What do you call a dead body that has been preserved?

A. A Mummy

Q. What country do mummies originate from?

A. Egypt

Q: What did Cousin It from the Addams Family look like?

A: He was completely covered in long hair.

Q; According to superstition, a person born on Halloween has what particular ability?

A: The ability to see and talk to spirits

Q. What century did trick-or-treating begin in?

A. 16th Century

Q: Complete the following Halloween chant: double, double, toil and …?

A: Trouble

Q: In Harry Potter, what are Harry’s best friends names?

A: Ron and Hermione

Q: In Harry Potter, which house does Harry NOT want to be sorted into?

A: Slytherin

Q: In Harry Potter, what is the spell to emit light from a wand?

A: Lumos.

Q: What will happen if a person wears their clothes inside out and walks backward?

A: They’ll see a witch at midnight.

Q: What does seeing a spider on Halloween signify?

A: A loved one is watching over you.

Q. When is Halloween thought to have originated?

A. 4000 B.C.

Q: What is the fear of Halloween called?

A: Samhainophobia.

Q: What is the fear of fear called?

A: Phobophobia.

Q: Who wrote the novel Frankenstein?

A: Mary Shelley

Q: According to superstition, if you stare into a mirror at midnight on Halloween, what will you see?

A: Your future husband or wife

Q: What is the only holiday in the United States more commercially popular than Halloween?

A: Christmas

Fun Trivia Questions for Halloween

I hope this list of Halloween trivia for kids inspired you as you create your own Halloween tradition. From scary movies to jack o’lanterns, Halloween trivia only requires a basic Halloween knowledge.

Plus, it’s makes a great traditional Halloween game for Halloween parties for young and old! Add a scary soundtrack, and Halloween treat or two and you’re set! Don’t forget about the Halloween party invitations!

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Good luck and happy Halloween!

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