For our daughter’s Halloween-themed birthday party I planned a couple simple Halloween crafts. I also made these 4 simple Halloween party games that the kids loved.
The first one I came up with was a simple Pin the Face on the Monster game.
I drew the outline of a very simple monster on some brown packing paper. Then I drew and cut out a variety of facial features for our monster. I made sure there were plenty of parts for party members to choose from. Since the idea is to wind up with a funny monster anyway, I had 5 eyes, a few horns, noses, and mouths put in a pumpkin bucket just waiting to be pinned. You could also include a variety of arms and legs to be pinned onto the monster.
Our next game was Feed the Monster Ball Toss.
I took a large packing box and cut the bottom at an angle so it would lean some, making it easier for the balls to go into the hole.
Then I covered the front of the box with white paper, drew a monster on the paper, and cut a hole in the box for the mouth.
I originally was going to make bean bags for the game, but then I remember our 200+ plastic balls from the old ball pit. I pulled out a bunch of orange balls and drew faces on them to make them into pumpkins to feed our monster.
Then it was time to bust some pumpkins in a Pop the Pumpkin Game.
The night before I filled orange balloons with small stickers, confetti, a little glitter (the party was outside), and Smarties candy. The Smarties were skinny enough to slide into the balloon’s neck fairly easily. Once the balloon was blown up I used a permanent marker to draw various faces on them.
To pop them, I used duct tape and secured a flat thumbtack to a fly swatter. Be VERY careful here. I made sure the pointy end of the tack poked through the duct tape and then wrapped tape completely around the fly swatter.
Our last game was a Tape Spider Web Maze.
I found the original idea for the spider web game on No Time for Flashcards.
For our version I marked one end of the spider web as “start” and the point as “end.” The kids walked carefully on the tape lines of the web, collecting a few plastic spiders that were scattered across it as they made it to the end of the maze.
There you have it: 4 simple and fun kids’ Halloween party games!
(Of course, you don’t have to wait for a party — go ahead and try one for a family game night!)
Looking for more Halloween party ideas?
Check out my 30 Halloween Party Ideas for Kids post!