Halloween is such a fun time for little ones! Find inspiration for your own spooky party with this collection of Halloween games for the classroom that are perfect for little kids.
If your kids are anything like mine, they start daydreaming about the perfect Halloween costumes WAY in advance. While they’re still young, my boys love Halloween because of the opportunity to dress up in fun costumes… and of course, eat candy.
Whether you’re a seasoned teacher, first year teacher or a room mom, this list of fun (and easy!) Halloween games for the classroom is sure to help you as you search for the perfect activities for your little ghouls to play.
From Halloween crafts and Halloween games, to even a few yummy Halloween treats, there’s something for everyone on this list of Halloween party ideas that are perfect for the classroom.
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How to Plan a Great Classroom Halloween Party
Searching for a way to keep a room full of kids engaged and excited for their Halloween class party? You want to be sure you’ve planned in advance a wide variety of activities, crafts and snacks!
Toddlers, preschoolers and young elementary school kids can be at all different levels. Halloween is an exciting holiday for little kids, and when it comes to planning a great classroom party you want to be sure there are things they can all enjoy taking part in.
Remember the anticipation that led up to Halloween when you were a child? While the costumes, crafts and activities are of course awesome, the biggest thing most kids are excited about is the Halloween treats!
Make sure to provide a few heartier food options so that their tummies aren’t just filled with sugar. Here are a few easy ideas that require minimal prep:
- Fruit and veggie platter with dip
- Cheese and crackers
And of course, you don’t want to forget the sweet treats. From cupcakes and cookies to Halloween candy favorites like candy corn, chocolate and hard candy, the options are endless for your food table.
Halloween Party Activities
The key to a great Halloween classroom party is a wide range of crafts and activities for the kids. It’s a good idea to start your Halloween party with an interactive activity for everyone, like a Halloween costume contest. Kids love showing off their costumes and cheering for their friends!
You can also create an easy haunted house they can go through. All you really need is a great spider web and a few spider rings sprinkled throughout for an easy classroom decoration. You can set up a space for an easy photo booth so the whole class can get in on Halloween pictures too.
You can easily set up stations with different Halloween games from the list below, so that kids can rotate and play as they like. Included below are also a few easy crafts and printables that each child can make while seated at a table.
Don’t forget some low-stimulation spaces for children that might need them. Halloween play dough is a great activity to have there.
Easy Halloween Games for the Classroom
Read on for some fun and easy Halloween party games and Halloween crafts for your spooky classroom parties for little kids!
Halloween Trivia for Kids
Halloween trivia for kids is such a fun way and easy way to get students into the Halloween spirit. With more than 80 questions split into two categories (Halloween trivia for little kids, and Halloween trivia for older kids and teens), you’ll love this collection of spooky fun facts.
Halloween Bingo Game
With this version of Halloween bingo, all ages can play! The cute Halloween themes are kid-friendly and even pre-readers can join the fun. For this fun halloween game all you need is the free printable and some markers or stamps.
Frankenstein Toilet Paper Roll Craft
This Frankenstein toilet paper roll craft is such a fun and easy craft your little ones can make. All you have to do is print, color, cut and glue it to a toilet paper roll!
5 Halloween Sensory Bin Ideas
Sensory play is a fantastic tool to encourage kids to explore, engage and create, and these simple Halloween sensory bin ideas lend themselves to classroom fun, too. From pumpkin patches to spiders and skeletons, Halloween makes for engaging setups with lots of learning and skill development opportunities.
Make Halloween Egg Carton Crafts
We love easy crafts! These adorable egg carton Halloween crafts are so fun and easy to make! With just one egg carton, some pipe cleaners and googly eyes, students can make four Jack o lanterns, two ghosts, and four spiders with this great eco-friendly craft.
Marvelous Mummy Fine Motor Activity
This Mummy Fine Motor Activity is a marvelous Halloween themed activity for kids. Preschoolers and kindergartners, who need to develop fine motor skills, will love creating their own yarn wrapped mummies.
Make Monster Hand Puppets
These monster hand puppets are easy to make and so much more creative than store-bought ones. All you need is paper or cardstock (we recommend using cardstock if you have it), scissors and the free printables!
Play with Halloween Slime
Add a little spooky science to your Halloween classroom fun! Make this two-color Halloween slime in just minutes using ingredients safe for even the smallest hands.
Decorate Halloween Terracotta Flower Pots
These adorable painted Halloween terracotta flower pots are easy to create and fun to make!
Ghost Pong Minute To Win It Halloween Game
This Ghost Pong Minute To Win It Halloween Game will keep everyone in stitches for hours! This simple game is a lot of fun. To play, bounce the ping pong ball off the table and into the cups. Bounce as many as you can in 60 seconds.
The player with the highest point score wins, but if at any point you land your ball in the ghost cup you automatically lose and are disqualified.
Mix-N-Match Halloween Faces Magnet Activity
This fun activity only requires the free printable templates, craft foam or black construction paper, glue and magnets!
Ghost Toss Game
Bag tosses are such a classic game for class parties. This Halloween Game Ghost Toss is great for a Halloween party or for playing with your kids. It’s easy to make and cost less than $2!
Rescue The Pumpkins From The Witches Broth Game
This simple Halloween pumpkins game is easy to set up and can be ready to go in minutes. All you need are plastic pumpkins and slime (aka witches broth). The key is to use a small spoon and remove all the pumpkins from the slime before the timer runs out!
Pumpkin Bowling: Halloween Party Game for Kids
Pumpkin bowling is a great way to upcycle plastic yogurt drink bottles. Have fun with your family this Halloween bowling with a small pumpkin and knocking down ghost pins!
Roll the Dice Halloween Candy Game
You can’t have a party without planning out some fun games, right? Halloween party games are always a blast and this Roll The Dice Candy Game can’t be beat. You can play this game with a big group of participants or a small group. Kids love playing this game, but it’s also fun for tweens and teens too!
Halloween Sensory Bin
This Halloween sensory bins tie in many favorite elements: pumpkins, crafting, fine-motor development, and of course Halloween! Just grab a shallow plastic bin, small foam pumpkins (or plastic cauldrons), dry pumpkin seeds and a few scoops!
Halloween STEM Balloon Races
Ready for a Halloween lesson that is exciting, fun, thrilling and educational? This Halloween STEM activity is perfect for the classroom, homeschool or Halloween Party.
STEM activities are great for party games that reinforce learning. This activity teaches kids about the physics behind Newton’s Laws of Motion. All while getting kids up and moving, laughing and most of all having fun!
Halloween Handprint Craft
Nothing is cuter than a hand print art project. Not only do little ones love getting into the paint, but they love that something was made with their very own hand print. This Halloween hand print craft is the perfect activity to do with preschool kids during their Halloween party. It’s so easy to make with just a little white paint and black construction paper!
Easy Halloween Puzzles
Puzzles are great for child development. Not only are they good for the brain, but they are fun and kids can glue and hang their finished masterpieces in a frame. These easy Halloween puzzles are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers!
This can be used with just paper or cardstock, or to take it up a notch you can glue the individual pieces on popsicle sticks.
Mini Ghost Piñatas
Halloween is an opportunity to play lots of fun games and get dressed up, and these little ghost pinatas are super easy to make with plastic cups and lots of fun.
Why not make LOTS of them at a party with your students and let them all take one home? You can fill them with all sorts of things – edible wriggly worms or plastic spiders or ghost erasers, or simply with some chocolate treats!
Halloween Activity Pom Pom Mats
Not only are these Halloween activity Pom Pom mats fun and easy, but they are also great for building development skills like fine motor skills, helping with concentration and on reinforcing colors.
Free Printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Looking to spark up the fun in the classroom for Halloween? Why not try a scavenger hunt! We’ve created a free printable Halloween scavenger hunt pdf that will keep you and your kids super entertained!
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DIY Classroom Halloween Party Ideas for Your Classroom
I hope you found some fun ideas on this list of Halloween games for the classroom for your classroom Halloween party. These DIY ideas are so easy, and are sure to make this year’s party the most spooktacular yet!
Whether you’re a parent volunteer, room parent or teacher searching for ideas, these easy Halloween activities and classroom games go great with some many other Halloween party ideas. You can even incorporate these into your lesson plans all Halloween season long, not just October 31st.