Fun Lessons and Halloween Games for Kids.

Halloween games for kids
Have fun celebrating and learning history, science and math from Halloween activities and party games.

Here are some exciting Halloween themed games and educational activities for children to learn while having fun. Use these ideas in your Halloween party games. Play them either indoors or outdoors according to your preference. If you are an educator, you can replicate these Halloween themed games and ideas easily in the classrooms or in the school garden.




Halloween Q&A – a fun history lesson

Teach general knowledge and learn the origin of Halloween. Using games as a medium to gain knowledge is both fun and rewarding for the little ones.

Start the ball rolling by asking the children a series of Halloween related questions.
Some sample questions may go like this:
#1) “What was the original long name for Halloween?”  Ans: (All-Hallows'-Even ("evening"))
#2) “What are the other names of Halloween?” Ans : ( Hallowmas, All Hallows, Hallowtide, All Hallow's Eve and All Soul’s Day)
#3) “Which vegetable was originally used for this occasion?” Ans : (Turnip)
#4) “What are the traditional colors for Halloween?” Ans: (Orange and Black)

Halloween Craft – introduce the concept of “3Rs”

Learning through craft work is one of the successful methods in retaining knowledge. Introduce the “3Rs” - “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” concept to save Mother Earth while educating them about pollution.

Encourage the children to make Halloween crafts such as gothic-looking cups using recycle items such as jam jars. You can find some craft ideas using recycled material here. Just incorporate Halloween characters into it and you can have a Halloween craft.

Skeleton Assemble – Know Your Anatomy

Stay outdoors a little longer if the sun is out and the weather is still beautiful. Let the children gather anything in the garden to assemble a skeleton. It could be leaves, twigs, fallen tree trunks etc. This reinforces a child’s resourcefulness at finding materials for this challenge.

Get them to show you which bones are femur, tibia and the name for the other parts of the skeleton.  Take a few candid camera shots with “ske – le – ton” instead of saying “Cheese” for a change. Reward the child who could answer this question: “How many bones are there in a completed skeleton?” Answer:  206 bones.

Pumpkin Bowling – Practice Eye-Hand Co-ordination Skills

What do you do with those extra “pump” sitting around after you have dug them for Jack O-Lantern? Let’s play an outdoor game of "Halloween Bowling" in the garden.

Playing in the open spaces encourage children to appreciate nature. Besides, outdoor activities help children to sharpen their eye-hand co-ordination skills. Place some empty beer/plastic ketchup bottles in a triangle. Start bowling them with the tiniest pumpkin you can find. Shouts of “Strike!” might just be the order of the day.

“Trick or Treat” hunt – Expand Vocabulary Learning Words

Have you ever noticed that most children love the game of “Hide and Seek”? Since it is Halloween, you could play a Halloween “Trick or Treat” Hunt in the garden if the weather permit or in the house if it is raining.

This is just like playing naming objects with preschoolers. Instead of showing the objects, hide and give clues to find them. Hide objects, food, drinks or anything that you fancy. Write simple clues cards like “A witch uses this object to fly”; “A wizard uses this object to stir his cauldron” etc, these clue cards will give them an idea on what to hunt.

Learn Math with Halloween Theme Math Activities

A simple Halloween Math activity to do in class......

Let some children bring some pumpkins along. Prepare some measuring tapes and weighing scales. Divide the kids into groups and get them to measure the size of pumpkins.

To explore more math concept, cut up each pumpkin to learn about fractions. Distribute the cut pumpkin pieces among the children and they can learn about division.

Halloween Math Worksheets
You can also keep math lesson more interesting with Halloween theme math worksheets for Grade K-1. Ideal for homeschoolers too.

Jigsaw Puzzles (For little tikes)

If you have little tikes who can’t join these fun Halloween activities, print some Halloween Themed pictures, cut them up, mess them up and get them to do a “Halloween Themed Jigsaw puzzle”. Clean and fuss-free.


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Comments

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11/08/2016 7:59pm

Thanks for sharing this very informative post. I like the way you incorporate fun and at the same time learning in these activities. I believe that children should be informed about the Halloween tradition. Who says that Halloween is boring? I will try these games to my siblings next Halloween season.

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01/30/2017 6:18pm

This is a great idea. Halloween is one of the most favorite events of children and doing some activities that will make sure kids will learn something is a very great idea. I'm looking forward to have this kind of event in Christmas events. This event will help many children in the future. hope you got some ideas for Christmas too.

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Yean
01/30/2017 7:57pm

Dear assignment,
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