Toddlers and Preschoolers
Most of the Halloween
games for kids you find here are variations of favorite party games that
have been given a spooky Halloween spin to them. Standard Halloween
games can still be used for toddlers and preschoolers, you may just
need to choose games that are not too scary and are age appropriate.
The aim should be to keep the Halloween games fun and entertaining while still maintaining a Halloween spirit.
Younger kids will love
the dressing up aspect of Halloween, so be sure to give prizes for
best/most creative/funniest costume.
Younger children won’t last as long
at a party so less games will be required than for older kids.
4-5 games to select from, and go with the flow of the party when deciding which ones you
will play. You may only get to 3, but if that feels like enough, then great!
Toddler Friendly Halloween Games for Kids …You Choose!
Choose from our great selection of simple kids games for Halloween..
Guess The Ghost
Start by having the kids sitting/standing in a circle.
one child leave the room and take a large sheet and have another child
stand and hide under the sheet. Mix up the remaining children in the
room and then allow the child who left the room to come back inside.
That child has to guess who’s the ghost, by process of elimination they
need to figure out which child is hiding under the sheet. Then that
“Ghost” goes out of the room and a different child becomes the new
ghost, mix up the remaining children and repeat until all of the
children have had a turn being the ghost.
Halloween Toe Mural
perfect Halloween game for kids- they will love getting their toes all
icky and sticky. Probably a better outdoor activity because of the
Get a large piece of butcher paper for each child.
Instead of finger painting – do “toe” painting with a Halloween theme.
Kids must dip their toes and/or feet into pie pans of different color
Another option is to divide up the kids into several
groups to have several different murals being created. Award prizes for
creativity, funny, scary, etc.
Young children mostly hate getting their faces wet so this game is a variation on Apple Bobbing.
Take a large tub with ice water in it and float full size marshmallows in it.
child is given a straw cut in half. (Shorter straws are easier to suck
and hold the marshmallow) They then have to race to see who can suck up a
marshmallow the fastest. Once a child scores a marshmallow they can eat
it, and sit out to let another child have a turn if they cannot all fit
around the basin at one time. Keep rotating until all the kids have had
one or two marshmallows.
Monster Freeze Dance
One of those Halloween games for kids that can last as long as you want it to providing you have plenty of Monstery music!
Play Halloween music and have the kids dance around like monsters! The Monster Mash is a great song for this game.
When the music stops the kids freeze in their monster positions.
The first kid to move is out, and the game continues until only one child is left.
Trick For a Treat
up a bag with candy and a bag with slips of paper in it. The bag with
slips of paper will have all ‘trick’ apart from one which will have
‘treat’. The number of slips of paper should equal the number of
All the kids who draw a ‘trick’ will have a specified trick
that they will need to perform to get a piece of candy. One lucky child
just wins a special ‘treat’. The tricks can be singing a song, doing
jumping jacks while turning around, other fun things that are fairly
easy for little ones.