22 Fun and Educational Halloween Games for the Classroom

Mix fun and learning this Halloween season.

Delight your little ghouls and goblins with these spook-tacular Halloween games, crafts, and activities for your classroom. Your students will be so distracted with their wickedly wild fun that they won’t even realize that they’re also learning.

If you’re in the Halloween mood, be sure to also check out the best Halloween teacher group costumes and our favorite pumpkin books for kids.

1. Spinning Pumpkin Tops

First paint, then play with these adorable little pumpkin spinning tops that “breakdance” while teaching a lesson in physics.

Source: Buggy and Buddy

 

2. A Twist on Slime

Most kids love to get their hands on anything that oozes and goozes. Add eyeballs into the mix and it’s a recipe for thrills and chills.

Source: Little Bins for Little Hands 

 

3. Straw Skeletons

Insert a little biology lesson about the skeletal system when you work on these bone-chilling skeletons for Halloween.

Source: Education.com

 

4. Witch Pitch 

Test the students’ candy-tossing abilities with a themed game, but encourage them not to eat all the candy corn before they start playing!

Source: Oopsey Daisy Blog

 

5. Ghost Rockets

What kid wouldn’t love to see a ghost rocket through the air? This project is definitely meant for the outdoors, though.

Source: Growing a Jeweled Rose

 

6. Halloween Shadow Puppets

Tie this shadow puppet activity with a Halloween-themed story (or have the kids write their own!).

Source: First Palette

 

7. Goblin Guts Sensory Bag

This disgustingly delightful sensory bag gives kids a feel of icky goo, without the mess. Check out the Growing a Jeweled Rose blog for more Halloween-themed sensory bags.

Source: Growing a Jeweled Rose

 

8. Pumpkin Volcano

Pumpkins are just waiting to be made into a science experiment, aren’t they? These pumpkin-canos will cause kids to erupt with sheer excitement.

Source: Little Bins for Little Hands

 

9. Egg Carton Bats and Leaf Ghosts

These cute little Halloween creatures are fun to make and hang around your classroom this season.

Source: Happy Clippings

 

10. Candy Experiments

Leftover candy? Is there such a thing? Try one of these awesome science experiments to get rid of teeth-rotting Halloween candy leftovers.

Source: Lemon Lime Adventures

 

11. Pumpkin Patch Stories

This teacher waved her magic wand and turned plain old pumpkins into a beautiful lesson in story elements.

Source: Rundes Room

 

12. Geometric Bat

Teach a lesson in shapes and geometry while making this friendly bat.

Source: Math Four

 

13. Scarecrow Crunch and Pumpkin Punch

Students learn about mixtures and solutions in this experiment. And as a bonus they get to eat the treats afterwards!

Source: Third Grade Thinkers

 

14 .Calculating Candy Costs

Learning how to add and subtract decimals is fun when candy is involved! Bring in some Halloween candy ads for a comparison shop of the best candy prices in town.

Source: Teaching with a Mountain View

 

15. Jello Brains

Gross out your students with this mound of jello that closely resembles brains. Incorporate a science lesson and dare them to try a bite afterward.

Source: Schooling a Monkey

 

16. Spooky Spiderwebs

This tried-and-true art technique uses colored chalk and school glue to make some pretty awesomely creepy spiders.

Source: Pink and Green Mama

 

17. Dancing Ghosts

Isn’t science fun? Make this cute little tissue ghost dance with just a balloon and a little static electricity.

Source: Science Bob

 

18. Glitter and Glue Sparkly Spider Webs

If the words glitter and glue in the same sentence have you in a mild panic, this project is probably not for you. But if you give it a try, you’ll love the results.

Source: Woojr

 

19. Cotton Swab Skeletons

This activity can be tailored to kids of all ages, depending on how “realistic” you want your skeleton to be using cotton swabs and glue.

Source: Schooling a Monkey

 

20. Candy Corn Math

How sweet is this candy corn match game? Kids will have fun matching up numbers and tally marks with this fun center.

Source: The Kindergarten Smorgasboard

 

21. FrankenFun

We love this collection of learning and fun ideas based on everyone’s favorite monster, Frankenstein.

Source: The First Grade Parade

 

22. Cinnamon Salt Dough Leaf Ornaments

Add a little spice to your salt dough recipe to make these sweet-scented ornaments to adorn your classroom.

Source: The Imagination Tree

 

Crystal Rennicke

Posted by Crystal Rennicke

Crystal Rennicke is a writer, Sunday School teacher and mom of two. Since most of her family members are teachers, she has an appreciation and admiration for all teachers in her life.