Preschool Halloween Games

Pin The Tail On The Cat

Cut out a cat shape from black felt. Use fabric paint to add the eyes, nose and whiskers. Cut out several tails from black felt and sew or glue the hook side of velcro onto the end that attaches to the cat. The hook velcro will stick to the felt anywhere the children put it. Then play they game just like pin the tail on the donkey.

Spray shaving cream on your carved pumpkin jack-o-lantern.

Take turns shaving the pumpkin with safety razors that

have the blades removed.


Two ghosts, draw them or use two ghost figures.


Cut white construction paper into 4″x5″ pieces. Roll and tape to form tubes. These are the ghost callers. Make one for each child.

1. Go on a ghost hunt! Show everyone the two ghosts. Have children close eyes. Teacher hides the ghosts.

2. Children open eyes and count 1-2-3 Ghost! On the count of Ghost, the hunt begins.

3. The children who find the two ghosts sit by the teacher. Give them a ghost caller and let them make ghost noises for the next ghost hunt. The noise helps call the ghosts from their hiding places.

4. Continue till all children are making ghost noises.

More to do- different hunts-

Turkey callers-hide turkeys

Baby chick callers-easter eggs

Kitty callers-hide kittens

Ages 3 and up

Hope you enjoy this one. It really is a lot of fun!

Pass The Pumpkin

Sit in a circle. Provide a plastic pumpkin for children to pass while the teacher beats on the drum. Children pass the pumpkin to the tempo of the music. Alternate between slow and fast. When the music stops the child who has the pumpkin stands and takes a bow. Continue process.