Halloween Party Ideas for Elementary Classrooms

Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween in the Classroom

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Each year, children search excitedly for the perfect costume to wear to their school's Halloween party. As school-aged students get ready to celebrate this exciting day, it is your job as a teacher to come up with a spook-tacular party with a variety of activities and treats for the students.

Here you will find an assortment of activities and ideas to engage your students and present them with the best Halloween party ever!

Halloween Party Games

The following games can be found at Halloween Party Ideas.

Pumpkin Bowling

All you need is a pumpkin and six rolls of toilet paper. Cut three holes in the pumpkin, just like you would see on a bowling ball, and stack the rolls of toilet paper in a pyramid. That's it — a quick and easy Halloween spin on bowling.

Pop the Pumpkin

This game is from the great Martha Stewart. (She always has the best craft ideas!) Create a huge pumpkin out of Orange balloons and have the students take turns popping them. For an added treat first fill the balloons with candy before inflating and when students pop them (with a push pin) they get a special surprise.

Pumpkin Toss

The classic bean bag toss game: Create a pumpkin themed board out of an old box, paint it orange and have students take turns tossing the bean bags into the pumpkins mouth. To make it a little more difficult, create different size pumpkins for the students to toss the bags into.

Party Treats

Need quick and easy party treats for your students? Here are a few ideas from Pinterest to make your party a success.

Marshmallow Ghosts

All you need is a bag of small Marshmallows, a black marker, clear pretzel bags, and black string. This treat idea will literary take you ten minutes to make for all of your students. Stuff the bags with the marshmallows and tie them off with the black string. Then at the top of the bag draw eyes and a nose.

Scary Fruit Kabobs

Not all of the treats have to be candy in order for them to go over well with your students. Try making fruit kabobs and adding a spider or bat ring to make it festive. All you have to do is buy a variety of fruit and place it on a stick, then top it off with a Halloween novelty.

Jack o' Lantern Veggies

All you need for this snack is a few bags of mini carrots, a small head of broccoli, cucumber, and veggie dip. On a round serving platter arrange the carrots in the shape of a pumpkin and place the broccoli on the top for the stem. Then place the veggie dip in three little triangle bowls and place where the eyes and nose would go. For the mouth, cut up the cucumber into slices and place in the middle of the pumpkin.

Party Decorations

No Halloween party is complete without some party decorations.

Paper Plate Skeleton

This is the perfect party decoration that all of your students can make. You will need 18 plates for each student, scissors, hole punch, string, and templates. Have students trace each template along with their hands and feet and cut out. Then hole punch all of the pieces and string together. You can find the full directions here.

Milk Jug Ghosts

Take an empty milk jug and have students draw a face on front with black marker. Then place glow sticks inside the jug and shut the lights off. The students will love seeing their ghost's light up the Halloween party.