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Kids Halloween School Classroom Party Ideas Including Games and Treats

Updated on October 11, 2014
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Kids Halloween Party Ideas

Children so look forward to their Halloween parties and by the time they arrive, most kids are a bundle of energy. To let them burn off some of that energy and show off their costumes, have the kids divide in half and stand across from each other.

Put on some Halloween music and one at a time, let the kids walk down the middle so they can strut their stuff.

In case some of the children come from homes that couldn't afford costumes, it would be nice to have some props available they could use to put together a last minute costume such as hats, glasses, sports equipment, etc.

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Halloween Box

Gather up 6-8 shoe boxes. Cover each one in orange construction paper to give them a Halloween look. Cut an opening at the end of each box that kids can fit their hand into. Inside each box, put an object that kids have to touch and then guess what it is.

Now, you want to give this the creep factor, so put some items in to gross the kids out. Suggestions include cold, cooked spaghetti, (think worms,) fake spider webs, slime, plastic bugs, fake teeth, olives, (think eyeballs,) and a small furry stuffed animal, to name but a few suggestions.

Halloween Bingo
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Halloween Party Games for Kids

Fill a glass jar with candy corn, (counting them first,) and have kids guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar. Whoever comes the closest wins.

Give everyone a piece of paper and have them write Jack-o-Lantern at the top. Set a timer for five minutes and let kids come up with as many words as they can using the letters in Jack-o-Lantern in that time. The child with the most correct words is the winner.

Play an old fashioned game of musical chairs using Halloween music.

How about some Halloween bingo? What's fun about this is that kids usually want to play more than one game of it.

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Kids Halloween Music

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Of course playing some fun Halloween music is a must! There are lots of great songs out there. Suggestions include:

  • Purple People Eater
  • Monster Mash
  • Ghost Busters
  • Thriller
  • This is Halloween
  • The Addams Family
  • Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
  • The Munsters
  • Time Warp
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider

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Halloween Party Activities for Kids

How about a mummy wrap? Divide the classroom into even amounts of four to five kids to form groups. One member of each group will be the "mummy," while the others in the group will be the wrappers.

Using one roll of white toilet paper for each group, kids can wrap their mummies. The winner is the group who finishes wrapping their mummy first.

Make a Halloween bookmark. Cut strips of orange construction paper. Provide kids with crayons, stickers, stamps and glitter to create their own Halloween bookmark. Allow kids write their name on the back or if they can't do this yet, have an adult write the names for them.

Kids love to color. Print out a coloring page for each of them and let them color their own Halloween coloring page. Here are a couple that are free and printable. Just click on the image to go to the original source to print it out.

Pumpkin Coloring Page

Pumpkin Coloring Page
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Mummy Coloring Page

Mummy Coloring Page
Mummy Coloring Page | Source

Halloween Movie for Kids

If you want to quiet things down for awhile, a fun Halloween video can do the trick. I recommend It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. This movie is such a classic. Take a look at the trailer below.

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Halloween Party Food Ideas

Halloween Stuffed Eggs
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What about some mummy food? Make pigs in a blanket using cocktail franks and Pillsbury crescent dough. However, instead of wrapping the franks in even triangles, roll the dough up into a yarn effect and wrap the links like a mummy. Leave a bit of the frank out to be the head. When they come out of the oven, use two dots of mustard or ketchup to make the eyes on the head.

Turn miniature carrots into finger food, literally! Take shaved almonds and add them to the top of the carrots to resemble fingernails.

Deviled egg eyeballs are easy to make. Boil eggs to make deviled eggs. Remove the yolk, add mayonnaise, salt and pepper and fill in the egg. Insert sliced green olives. These will look like eyeballs. Take ketchup and carefully pour it out to look like blood veins in the eyes.

Of course, you can always keep things simple by having pizza, a veggie platter and fresh fruit. Just don't forget about those treats!

Get a cauldron, add some dry ice and pour some red punch into it. You now have a bloody witches brew. Be sure adults serve the punch. Don't let the kids touch the dry ice.


Halloween Word Search

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Halloween Word Search

A word search is another activity that most kids enjoy. Not only is it fun, it exercises a child's mind as well. Below you'll find a link that I use when I want to create word searches. You can make your own free, printable searches there.

The words used will vary depending on the age of the kids, but I have some basic words to give you ideas on what you could include.

  • ghost
  • witch
  • pumpkin
  • costume
  • scary
  • trick
  • treat
  • candy
  • boo
  • goblin
  • party
  • bat
  • night
  • spider
  • creepy
  • vampire
  • monster
  • spooky
  • October
  • werewolf

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Halloween Treats Ideas

You can't have a party without having some kind of treats. If you have a parent who can bake, have that parent bake cupcakes for the kids, but do not decorate them.

Instead, get some white frosting and add food coloring to make the frosting orange. Supply a variety of toppings including sprinkles, M&Ms and broken Oreo cookies. Kids can frost and decorate their own cupcakes.

How about a gummy worm parfait? In individual cups, place chocolate pudding in the bottom layer. In the middle, add some crushed oreo cookies. (This is to look like dirt.) On top, add some Gummy Worms. Be sure to push them down a bit so it looks like worms are coming out of the ground.

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Halloween Craft for Kids

Here's a craft that can be made at both the beginning and the end of a party. In the beginning, give kids four Popsicle or crafts sticks and have them glue them together to form a square frame.

Provide orange and black washable paints so they can paint their frames. Make available glitter and glue so they can decorate them. Set the frames aside to dry.

During the course of the party, be sure to take a picture of each child. Print out each picture and crop all of them so each child has a photo to add to the frame.

At the end of the party, let kids glue their pictures to the back of the frames. They each will have a fun memory to take home with them from your Halloween party.

What is your favorite Halloween activity?

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      Leonardo 2 years ago

      Really? Many of these women still look really good in their \ young\ pitcures, and most of the ones who don\'t look good look that way because very few people would apply the label \ sexy\ to an 8 year-old.

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      Writer Fox 2 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      You've got some great ideas, especially for younger children who celebrate this holiday. I like the way you including some educational activities like the word games. Voted up.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      You have a lot of great ideas here, and Halloween will be here before you know it! The stuffed eggs look fun to make and they're good for a person.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A very well put together hub. Your ideas sound most helpful to all.

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      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Great ideas contained here! We have only started holding Halloween parties in the last 2 years as the Halloween craze came to Australia. My family really enjoys digging up the weirdest, craziest Halloween food recipes that look gross to serve up at Halloween. Voted awesome!

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Janice…

      Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, so I especially these wonderful party ideas. Thank you!

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      L Sarhan 2 years ago

      Great ideas! Very thorough. :D