14 Halloween Games for a Fun and Safe Celebration

The challenges of 2020 are still not over. For many, having a fun and safe Halloween celebration will require doing things differently.

Some areas of the United States are discouraging trick-or-treating or any celebration that draws crowds. This includes trunk-or-treats, haunted houses, and corn mazes. Others are allowing small outdoor gatherings of friends and family.

Whether your local government restricts Halloween activities or not, many parents may not feel safe sending their children door to door like they used to. That’s why this mom has put together a list of fun family Halloween games to make this a holiday your kids will remember fondly.

With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year, it makes for a perfect all-day event! I suggest having the entire family dress up. Family themed costumes are always fun, but so is having each person create their own. Plan a Halloween based menu, watch family-friendly movies, and use games as a way for your kids to win candy.

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Halloween Carnival Games

Nobody in our former neighborhood gave out candy for Halloween. This led to my looking for alternatives for our young daughter. To my delight, I found a nearby church that held a free carnival each year. In the parking lot were several rows of traditional carnival or boardwalk type games. The kids received candy for participating. Fun was had by both parents and kids!

Depending on the weather and if you will be celebrating the holiday with anyone else, the following games can be set up inside or outdoors.

Fortune Teller

Ring Toss

Bean Bag Toss

Disk Drop

Halloween Jack-o-Lantern disk game
Halloween Disk Drop Game

Relay Games

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Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts are perfect for a group, but that doesn’t require them to be all in one location. In fact, you could use Zoom or Facebook to have friends and family from all over the world play along!

Pumpkin Carving Contest

This is another favorite Halloween activity that can be friends and family can participate together online. Award gift cards instead of treat bags for prizes. Stickers are a fun and safe way for younger children to play along!

How do you plan on making Halloween 2020 a celebration that your kids will remember long after the pandemic is over?

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