Halloween brings a lot of fun and joy to us all. It is about the time of the year when spooky and ghosty themes are everywhere. Our classrooms are no exception. Halloween infuses our classrooms with its fun spirit and boosts kids excitements.
There are several educational ways to celebrate Halloween season with students in and out of class. Besides creating halloween-themed presentations using special Halloween PowerPoint and Google Slides templates, reading Halloween books created specifically for kids, and using Halloween apps, there are also a number of engaging and interactive halloween games ideal for use with kids of all ages.
Below is a collection of some great Halloween games from the popular educational games platform ABCYa. The games are simple yet powerful enough to engage kids in various Halloween themed activities from solving challenging puzzles and word searches to learning keyboarding skills.
No login or sign up is required to play the games, and best of all they are free. I also included at the end of the list a template of the popular activity Halloween This or That which you can print and use with your own students.
1. Halloween Hop Game
Halloween Hop game from ABCYa helps kids test their knowledge of Halloween trivia while having fun hopping from one level to the next in a haunted house. When kids make successful hops they get to collect Halloween costumes and candy. The challenge is for them to try to go to the highest level possible.
2. Ghost Typing
Ghost Typing is a Halloween-themed game that helps kids develop their keyboarding skills while having fun. Kids are to type the words displayed on the screen before the ghost gets close to them. The game involves so much suspense and requires accuracy and speed.
3. Halloween Crossword Puzzle
Halloween Crossword Puzzle is another interesting Halloween game from ABCYa. The game tests kids knowledge of Halloween vocabulary and facts. Halloween Crossword Puzzle can be played either online or printed on paper. The online version offers interactive features such as fun animations, hints, the ability to correct wrong letters, and many more.
4. Halloween Word Search
Halloween Word Search is a fun Halloween activity to use with kids of all ages. “Puzzles can be created two ways: a small grid with shorter words or a larger grid with longer words. This feature will allow younger children to enjoy the puzzles too”.
5. Halloween Candy Hunt
Halloween Candy Hunt is a fun game for children of all ages. It involves kids doing their best to uncover the location of the hidden candy. They need to search carefully paying attention to all the details on the picture and when they find a candy they click on it to collect it.
6. Make a Pumpkin
Make a Pumpkin is a classic Halloween game in which kids are engaged in pumpkin making activities using various shapes and materials. Students use the toolbar on the left of the screen to drag and drop elements into the pumpkin. They can add eyes, noses, mouths, glasses, and hats. Once they are done, they can save their creation to their computer or share it with others.
7. Pumpkin Carving
Pumpkin Carving is a fun Halloween game that engages kids in virtual pumpkin carving activities. The game is simple and easy to play. Kids click and drag over the pumpkin to carve out holes. They can undo their actions as they like. They can also switch between night and daylight mode.