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halloween games for kids (also titled….sometimes i’m dumb.)

really dumb.

and find myself in charge of not one class party…but two class parties.

kindergarten and 3rd grade.

(for the record they are different days.)

and can i take a moment and vent here: if you sign up on a sheet to help out IT WOULD BE A REALLY BIG HELP IF YOU ANSWERED YOUR PHONE OR CALLED BACK.just saying.

we are either going to have no treats…or 15 different kinds.

where was i?
dumb….party….3rd grade…people who suck…


what i am most excited about.

it’s my fav and I am super excited to plan the games….

halloween games for classroom parties!

PumPKin Bowling..
you know i was going there didn’t ya!

I will tell you what…this poor pumpkin bowling has had some mileage.

it has been used at 3 class parties at school…two preschool parties..two family party…a couple times at church..and borrowed out 4 times.
(you can go here to see the orginal post)

and it’s still a fav.  but i added a little tinsy adjustment.

for my son’s kindergarten…well, let’s just say i didn’t want to be hit in the head by a pumpkin (you know it will happen) so instead of bowling…i made cute little bean (rice) bags to toss into them.

fill with candy or treats

and toss them in….

you have 3 chances and if you get one in– that is the treat you get….

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.


  1. Wonderful games!! So creative!!

  2. [email protected] says:

    Well dam I coulda used this today for scouts. Seriously. Dam.

    (it doesn't count if you don't spell it right.)

  3. I agree with Mandi, I could have used this for scouts…too late. I love all of your ideas, thanks for sharing.

  4. I am freaking out this morning as party panic is setting in… didn't plan any games for our neighborhood bash tomorrow night… 30 kids, some little ones again this year… THANK YOU! You ROCK!

  5. Oh my! Holy tons of awesome ideas! Those are all great. If I have to sign up to do the party next year at my kid's class and BRINGING you. You are the party Kimbo!


  6. these are super cute! i might have to borrow some for my party too! 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  7. um ya–you can bring whatever you want for the party tomorrow! 🙂 (except bowling–we did that last year!) 😉 cya tomorrow!

  8. OMG Kim! I freaking LOVE your site!!! You rock my socks. Thanks for the great ideas!

  9. Oh my goodness! These ideas are AWESOME!! I'm totally pinning this and stealing a bunch of them.

    Thank you!!

    Laura @ Come Together Kids

  10. What a lucky classroom to have a room mom with such fun games! I am involved in a class party and I love, love these ideas, thanks for sharing!

  11. Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life says:

    You are awesome! All great ideas. No preschool party for my son, but we might just have to do a couple of these at home as a family. 🙂

  12. Great ideas for the classroom!!

  13. [email protected] Not Included says:

    These are great! Thanks for sharing. I'm totally using these for when we have kiddos over for Halloween.

  14. Awesome ideas. And I am right there with you on the call backs.

  15. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  16. Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life says:

    Okay, this is completely unrelated to your post today, but I saw this post on another blog and thought of you. Even Target cupcake liners do the candy corn wrong. So maybe you are just a trendsetter! 🙂


  17. [email protected] House says:

    I was in charge of my son's Kindergarten party and helping at my daughter's party on the same day. these idea would have been great.

    and I know what you mean about people signing up and then not getting back to you. I ended up planning everything and buying all the supplies since I had no idea who was going to show up to help.

  18. The Belly Dancer says:

    All very cool games. Thank you for sharing.

  19. You're an awesome mom. Just sayin' and I don't even.know you, but I know your kids appreciate what you do for them. and I am sure the school appreciates as well 🙂 we need more moms like you.

  20. Thanks to pinterest, I discovered you and your amazing blog. You are an amazing and creative mom. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us all.

  21. Thank You! You totally saved by butt! I am in charge of games for the school paerty this year, phew! Thanks!!!

  22. Seth and Peggy says:

    This is a great list! Thanks so much!

  23. love your fall/halloween party games! Do you have any ideas that would be appropriate for spring room parties for elementary ages? I have a Pinterest board for my school room parties but would love to find some fresh ones!

    • you can adapt a bunch of these to spring…just think bunny ears…carrots…a carrot toss? flowers…same basic ideas…just redone!

  24. Thanks so much for the games! Gonna use them this year for my son’s Kindergarten party.

  25. Jessica M says:

    I am going to use a few of these for our class party this year, Thanks, love your stuff as always 🙂

  26. LOVE THESE!!! Soo Cute and I can just hear you talk and it was cracking me up!!! So steali…BORROWING these ideas but you will get total credit after I am told how brilliant I am!

  27. Just found this this year. It’s great! Going to use a lot of the ideas!

  28. It’s the night before Halloween and I’m running a 2nd grade party tomorrow with NO PLANS yet. Thanks for these great, easy ideas! Now I’m set!!

  29. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!! OMG I can’t even begin to tell you how relieved I am that I found your site!! These Halloween party ideas are so great and seem easy for my sons Pre-K party this week!!

  30. Thank you so much for the wonderful ideas!! The best part about this post, is all the great detailed pictures. It allowed me to create the skeleton game which our fourth grade class LOVED!! My daughter and all her friends thank you. 🙂

  31. I’ve got a couple games for you. Not sure what to call them, but they are both favs at our church’s children’s Halloween party each year.
    For the one game, you’ll need a couple (maybe several) pieces of thin rope or jump ropes or one long pieces of rope that can be extended across a room and a BUNCH of doughnuts.
    Put a doughnut suspended on the rope(s) for each child and have the children race to eat the doughnut without being able to use their hands. First child to eat their doughnut wins!
    Buy a blue plastic dollar table cloth, several pieces of dowling about two feet long. Attach string to one end of the dowling and a chothespin to the other end of the string. Then tape the tablecloth to both sides of a doorframe from the floor to about two feet or so from the top of the frame. Have the kids on one side to “fish” and an adult, two or three on the other side to put the “fish” (prize) on the fishing line. The prize can be either a cookie in a ziplock bag, Halloween toys (cheap ones), or candy.
    The kids love both games!


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