12 Coolest Halloween School Party Games

12 Coolest Halloween School Party Games

It’s that time of year when parents are scrambling to put together a fun and easy school Halloween party for their kids. Here are 12 of the Coolest Halloween School Party Games that will keep everyone busy and having fun. Enjoy!

Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st Grade

1. Halloween Bingo

What you will need:

  • Printer
  • Card stock (8.5×11)
  • Scissors
  • Marking Pieces

Halloween Bingo instructions with free printable JPEG File Bingo Cards and Calling Pieces below:

{Halloween Bingo Calling Pieces}

{Halloween Bingo Cards 1&2}

{Halloween Bingo Cards 3&4}


Halloween Bingo Cards 5&6


Halloween Bingo Cards 7&8

2. Pass the Pumpkin

What you will need:

  • Stuffed or plastic pumpkin, medium-sized.
  • Halloween music

This game is played similar to Hot Potato. Music is played, and then randomly turned off. The kid left holding the pumpkin is eliminated. The last one holding the pumpkin at the end is the winner. Game can be repeated until everyone wins a prize.

3. Candy Corn Relay

What you will need:

  • 4 bowls or buckets
  • 2 large spoons
  • Bag(s) of candy corn

Divide kids into teams and designate a starting line and a finish line. Set out a bowl full of candy corn for each team 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 spoonful. Once a kid successfully gets a spoonful of candy corn into the bowl, they go to the end of the line and the next person on their team goes until all the candy corn is in the finish line bowl.

4. Spider Web

What you will need:

  • White yarn ball

Perfect for a group of four to eight kids. Arrange kids in a circle and give the ball of yarn to one child. Have that child hold the end of the yarn (or tie it around their wrist) and then throw the ball of yarn across the circle to someone else. That person catches the yarn and holds on to a part of it before throwing the ball. Taking turns, each kid tosses his yarn to someone else in the circle. When they reach the end of the yarn, they’ve created a spider web!

2nd, 3rd and 4th Grades

5. Mr. Bones Relay Race


  1. Before the party, create the parts for complete skeletons (you’ll need 1 for each team) by printing them {HERE}.
  2. Cut out all the parts. You can glue them onto craft foam or just use the paper parts.
  3. At game time, divide players into teams of 2 or more and place each team’s parts in bowls across the room.
  4. At “Go,” team members take turns retrieving 1 part from the bowl to build their skeleton. Players can assemble their skeletons on a flat surface or use double- sided tape to stick them to poster board mounted on a wall. The first team to correctly complete its skeleton wins.

Variations: For an added challenge, put all of the parts together in a single bowl.

6. Throw Me a Bone

What you will need:

  • Large piece of cardboard (at least 36 inches by 36 inches)
  • Black marker
  • Package of Scooby-Doo bone graham cracker snacks or dog bone treats (not to be eaten)

Decorate cardboard by dividing into 9 squares using a Tic-Tac-Toe pattern. In each square, write a number between 1 and 9, but not in any order. The game is played by laying the cardboard on the floor and having kids stand 6 feet back, tossing 6 bones on to the board. They score points based on where the bones land in each square. Add up their total number of points, the person with the most points wins each round.

7. Scary Story Circle

What you will need:

  • Paper and pen
  • Plastic pumpkin container, bowl or hat

Fill a pumpkin/bowl/hat with several slips of paper that each contain a single Halloween-related word. Gather kids in a circle on the floor, and ask each child to pull a word out of the pumpkin. After they know their words, dim the lights and start the story with “It was a dark and stormy night . . .” Take turns around the circle, asking each child to add a few sentences using her word at least once.

8. Pumpkin Relay

What you will need:

  • Medium sized plastic pumpkins

Divide groups into teams of 5 or 6 and line them up.

Explain that the first person in each line passes the pumpkin back over his head to the next person in line who must then pass it through their legs to the next person in line. This pattern, above the head and through the legs, is repeated until the end of the line is reached. Once the pumpkin gets to the end, the child at the end runs to the front of the line and starts over again. This continues until everyone has had a turn at the front of the line and the person who was first in line becomes the last . First team to have everyone compete first through last wins.

5th and 6th Grades

9. Monster Murals

What you will need:

  • Craft paper ( A large roll is preferable. Ask your art teacher if he or she has any extra.)
  • Tape to tape paper to the wall.
  • Markers, crayons, glue, paper scraps, stickers, piper cleaners, pom poms, etc.

Cover a wall with craft paper. Divide kids into teams of two or four and ask them to draw an outline of a body on the craft paper. Using the outline, they then get to draw and decorate a monster within a certain period of time. When time is up, have a vote on who made the best monster.

10. Dangling Doughnuts

What you will need:

  • One doughnut per kid
  • String

Suspend one doughnut per kid from the ceiling or a yard stick, adjusted for each kid’s height. The winner is the first kid to finish eating a doughnut without using his or her hands.

11. Halloween Guess Who Game

What you will need:

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Tape

Tape a piece of paper to the backs of each kid with a Halloween character or item written on it. The object of the game is for each kid to figure out who they are. Everyone goes around and asks the each other questions about their mystery character or item. The kids can only answer yes or no to the questions.

12. Halloween Fortune Teller

You can get the Halloween Fortune Teller instructions with a free printable template {here}.