With October coming to a close we all know what your little goons and goblins are thinking about. From eating candy and playing dress-up, to spooky songs and jack-o-lanterns, it's time for Halloween! There are plenty of games and activities you can incorporate into your classroom curriculum that brings the festivities to life. No matter the subject or situation, we've got your guide to Halloween glory, including cool science experiment activities, pumpkin carving contest ideas, cute witchcrafts, and more! Grab your costume, your bag of candy corn, and let's throw the most spooktacular classroom party for your little monsters of mayhem.
1. Spider Spaghetti Game
This creepy-crawly spider-themed party activity uses dried noodles and plastic spiders in a box to practice motor skills, coordination, and strategy. Your students have to try to put out a noodle without having any spiders fall.
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2. Tissue Paper Pumpkins
This creative idea uses orange tissue paper and green tape to make a cute mini pumpkin filled with whatever treats your students love the most!
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3. Bowling for Ghosts
Time to scare away some ghost cups with this cute and simple bowling game. You or your students can decorate the plastic cups with faces, or Halloween-inspired images, and stack them up. Use a small orange bean bag, rubber ball, or ping pong ball to knock them down.
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4. Paper Plate Bats
There are so many different Halloween craft ideas using paper plates, but this one is my favorite. So easy to make with a black plate, black construction paper, and some googly eyes.
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5. Toilet Paper Monsters
This cute idea is lots of fun for your students because there are so many options. Get a variety of colored slips of paper, toilet paper rolls, and markers so your kiddos can create whatever fiendish Halloween character they wish.
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6. Creepy Suckers
7. Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss Games
This classic game just got way more creative by using carved-out pumpkins as your baskets. You can make your own bags for tossing, or buy them.
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8. Halloween Bingo
This party game will be sure to get your students excited and caught up on all the latest Halloween characters. There are many free printable templates for bingo game sheets online you can print out and bring to class.
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9. Spooky Balloon Pop Game
This popping pumpkin game is best suited for older students since it uses pins or darts. You can put little candies or confetti inside the pumpkins to make it extra rewarding!
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10. Mummy Wrap Race
This fun party game will have your students screaming with joy instead of fear. Split them into 2 teams, give them some toilet paper, and have them race to see who can cover their classmate from head to toe the fastest!
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11. Origami Vampire
This paper folding game is a favorite among kids of all ages. Get Halloween paper or have your students decorate their own vampire face before they fill the folds with numbers and eerie fortunes.
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12. Zombie Finger Treats
These creepy and delicious snacks will be the hit at your classroom Halloween party. You can make these at home or in class with pretzel sticks, food coloring, and melting white chocolate.
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13. Halloween Scavenger Hunt
With tantalizing clues describing bone-chilling skeletons, eerie ghosts, and wicked witches, you can hide little prizes and candies around your classroom for your students to discover.
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14. Decorated Monster Cookies
There are so many cute and creative Halloween recipes for cookies and cupcakes, and here is one of our favorites. Simple, colorful, and sweet, these many-eyed monsters will have your kids smiling and snacking all day.
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15. Eyeball Science Surprise
This spooky science experiment will have your students' eyes popping out of their heads (and onto their desks)! Cover glow-in-the-dark rubber eyeballs in baking soda and water and put them in the fridge. When your students drip vinegar on top, they will get a spooky surprise.
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16. Egg Carton Witches
This cute witchcraft is not witchcraft but egg cartons painted green to make puppets! Add some googly eyes in the indents and some orange paper strands for the hair.
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This classroom decoration is the perfect game of chance to get your students in the Halloween spirits. Cover some plastic cups with orange tissue paper and put little treats or tricks (creepy toys) inside. Glue the cups onto the poster board and have each student poke the pumpkin.
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18. Donut Eating Race
Now this will probably be your students' favorite Halloween activity. Get some donuts and string them up at the right height for your students to try and eat them as fast as possible as they swing and sway.
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19. Would You Rather?
This funny and absurd game takes the basic idea of the classic "would you rather" game, and puts a Halloween spin on it! Cut up some questions and have your students pick and choose.
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20. Halloween Checkers
This checkers game has a simple set-up by replacing the regular pieces with toy spiders, toy bones, or any other small Halloween-themed items as pieces.
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21. Candy Corn Guessing Game
Not much you have to do here, just buy some candy corn and put them in a big glass jar. Have your students each take a turn analyzing the jar and write down how many they think are inside. The closest guess gets a prize (or all the candy corns)!
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22. Pumpkin Cakewalk Game
You can make this as simple or complex as you like with your own DIY wheel and print it out, or you can print them out online. Of course, you'll need some classic Halloween tunes to get your students' feet moving around the spaces!
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23. Potato Print Witches
This cute art project has your students make prints with cut-up potato pieces then paint a face and add other witchy touches. It's a great alternative to regular painting with brushes and inspires artistic creativity and innovation.
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24. Mummy Apple Slices
This yummy Halloween treat is simple and delicious. Slice some apples really thin and coat them in white chocolate to make these spooky mummies!
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25. Pumpkin Ring Toss
There is almost no setup or preparation for this budget-friendly DIY Halloween pumpkin game. Get some glow-in-the-dark rings, a few big pumpkins, and have your students play ring toss.
26. Find the Eyeball
27. Costume Contest
With any contest involving kids, it's nice to have lots of categories and prizes. Have a prize for the scariest, the cutest, the most original, and the best DIY costumes.
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28. Skeleton Bone Bridge
29. Fun Candy Hunt
Time to light up the classroom with this glow-in-the-dark candy hunt! Put some glow sticks in baggies with candy inside, turn off the lights in class, and let your students find the glowing goodie bags!
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30. Eating Monster Toss
Time to feed the monster with this cute and creepy coordination game. You can get creative in decorating your monster box and decide what you want your students to feed the monster.
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31. Pumpkin Stained Glass
Your students can help decorate their classroom for Halloween with these cute and easy stained glass pumpkins. You'll need some contact paper, tissue paper, and construction paper cut into a pumpkin shape for the outline.
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32. Tic Tac Boo
This fun idea can be played in the classroom or outside with painted rocks and tape. Your students can choose a monster and try to get 3 in a row to will a prize bag!
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33. Faux Spider Relay Race
Grab some straws, toy spiders, and see who can blow their spider to victory in this super fun relay race! Split your students into teams and when one teammate finishes the next student continues the race further.
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34. Halloween Mystery Box
This clever idea will have your students excited and nervous to see what is inside. Decorate a few tissue boxes and fill them with different textured items such as slimy spaghetti (for brains) and peeled grapes (for eyeballs).
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35. Candy Corn Math
You can use candy corn for math activities to get your students excited about counting. You can practice addition/subtraction and other simple math games, and afterward, your kiddos get a sweet treat!
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36. Ghost Sidewalk Bombs
These fun and explosive ghost crafts will have your kids powder covered and giggling. Empty some eggshells and let them dry, draw some eyes and a ghost mouth, and fill them with cornstarch/baby powder. Place some tissue paper over the egg opening and let your kids throw them on the sidewalk for a ghostly poof!
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37. Halloween Charades
Get your students up, moving, and creative thinking with this game of charades. Print out some Halloween characters and have your students try to act out and guess who they are!
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38. Color-Drip Pumpkins
A fun and unique take on pumpkin decorating. Give your students lots of different colored paints and help them drip onto their mini pumpkins for cool colorful classroom decoration.
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39. Eyeball Race
Decorate some eggs or small balls to look like eyeballs and have your students race each other to see who can make it from one point to the other without letting their eyeball fall off the spoon/skeleton hand.
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40. Worm Pies
These delicious cups of dirt will have your spooky snackers begging for more! With cookie crumbs and gummy worms, who can be grumpy good when they're eating a pile of chocolate death?
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41. Halloween Hands Punch
This punch bowl is sure to give your students a scare at your Halloween party! Use any type of juice or soda mixture for the punch. Then fill some food-safe gloves with water, tie them, and put them in the freezer so when you break them out you have frozen severed hands!
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42. Pin the Bow Tie on the Skeleton
This exciting blindfolded game will have your students lining up to try! Get a pre-made skeleton template or make your own and hang it in your classroom. Now all you need is a bow tie and a blindfold.
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43. Frankenstein Noisemakers
This monster craft is sure to rattle the room! Prepare the small plates by poking small holes around the edges and sewing them together with a noise-making filter inside. Then give them to your students to decorate with googly eyes, markers, paper bits, and any other art supplies you have.
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