Scary Halloween Games for Children of Various Ages

Do you need some ideas for scary Halloween games for children of all ages?

While your goal isn't to terrify little kids with scary Halloween games, you do want to make your child's Halloween party a little bit special this year. With that in mind, it's time to think about what are some simple and 'scary' Halloween games that children of all ages can play.

You will find that, sometimes, the games that are appropriate for older children or even adults, while seemingly harmless, can actually frighten young children tremendously. The last thing any parent wants to do is to mortify a young child and have him or her be afraid of the holiday for the rest of their life.

So the list of scary Halloween games is broken down by age group, to make it easier to find and figure out which games will work for all ages, and which ones may be best saved for later in the night when only the adults are left standing.

All ages

  • Bobbing for apples - If you ever bobbed for apples as a kid at a Halloween party, then you know that it can not only be fun, it can be quite entertaining just to watch. This game harkens back to its original Celtic origins and is still as popular today as it was back then. You will need a large tub of water and a bushel of apples. You tie the person's hands behind their back (and for younger kids, you let them hold on to the edge of the tub, but they can't 'help' themselves by pushing the apples into their mouth), then the bobber has to try to snag an apple using only his or her mouth. It's not nearly as easy as it may sound.

  • Spooky musical ghouls - This scary Halloween game is a variation on musical chairs, but instead of chairs, the contestants need to sit down on cut out ghosts and ghouls when the music stops playing. Whoever doesn't have a ghoul is out and one more is then taken away until there is only one.

    Older Kids

  • For older kids, you can play a Monster Trivia game. These questions can circle around many of the popular modern horror movies that these kids may have seen, or some of the traditional monsters of Halloween lore, such as the Wolfman, Vampires, and the Swamp Thing.

  • The Story of Miserly Jack - The story behind the Jack O'Lantern is that a man named Jack once defied the devil using tricks for a long time. When he died, he couldn't get into heaven or hell and was forced to walk the earth for all eternity carrying only his lantern for light. He tries to lure people from their path in life.

    This scary Halloween game is about telling stories of Jack and his lantern and whoever can come up with the best, most terrifying story, wins the game.

    Younger Kids

    Click here to read about various Halloween games for preschool children.

    When it comes to scary Halloween games, there are literally hundreds that you can choose from. These are just a few brief ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Once you catch onto the idea of how to create spooky Halloween games for yourself, you will soon discover many just waiting to come to life.

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