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100 Spooky Halloween Words to Use in Charades or Word-Searches

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Tatiana loves holidays and the traditions (and meals) associated with them.

Halloween is a great holiday for games. Why not play some fun and educational word games between mouthfuls of candy?

Halloween is a great holiday for games. Why not play some fun and educational word games between mouthfuls of candy?

Halloween a favorite childhood holiday for many, including much of my family! Not only do you get to dress up as whatever you want without anyone batting an eye, but you also get to feast on candy and party!

Halloween can be a fun time in schools, many of which throw costume parties and parades on campus. For kids, it’s a particularly fun time because they know that they get to go trick or treating and load their buckets and pillowcases up with free candy just because they knock and say “trick or treat!” Candy never comes quite as easy as that!

Halloween Word Games

When you think about Halloween, the first things that probably come to mind are costumes, carving pumpkins, candy, autumn, trick-or-treating, and parties. While all of this is accurate, there should be more to the celebration, especially for the kids! Halloween is about the kids, right? Yeah, we’ll just go with that (wink).

If you are planning a few activities for the kids for Halloween, consider making word games part of your plan. Not only will this help to set the mood for the day, but it will also ensure a break time for the kids to calm down before, during, or after a sugar rush!

Here are some ways you can have fun with Halloween words:

  • Word Searches: This is probably the most common of Halloween word games out there. Pick a list for your word bank and make your own, or find free printable word searches online!
  • Word Scrambles: Pick a list of words and scramble each word up. See who can finish first and offer some candy as an incentive!
  • Memory: Just like any ol’ memory game, make two of each word card. Each match wins a piece of candy!
  • Halloween BINGO: You can either make up a bunch of cards or provide the kids with a word bank to fill in their own word list. Rather than using BINGO chips, give the kids a tempting treat to uses such as Skittles or M&Ms!
  • Halloween Hangman: How appropriate! All the same Hangman rules apply, just make the words Halloween-themed instead!
  • Riddles: Riddles are a fun way to get kids thinking! Base some riddles around Halloween words and see if they can guess the words! Try to have a treat related to the answer for each riddle!
  • Word Sorting: If the kids are learning how to sort things, create a few categories and have them sort words into each category!
  • Charades: Play this classing acting game using words and phrases related to Halloween.
Word games are a great way to incorporate an educational element into your Family's Halloween celebration.

Word games are a great way to incorporate an educational element into your Family's Halloween celebration.

Spooky Words and Things

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Eerie

October

Apple cider

Exorcist

Orange

Bat

Eyeballs

Owl

Beast

Fall

Poison

Beware

Fangs

Popcorn balls

Black

Frankenstein

Pumpkin

Black cat

Full moon

Pumpkin seeds

Blood

Ghastly

Rat

Bones

Ghost

Raven

Boo

Ghoul

Scarecrow

Broomstick

Glow-in-the-dark

Scary

Cackle

Glowsticks

Scream

Candy

Goblin

Skeleton

Candy corn

Goo

Skull

Cape

Goosebumps

Slime

Caramel apple

Graveyard

Spider

Carving

Grim reaper

Spider webs

Cauldron

Halloween (of course!)

Spook

Cemetery

Harry Potter

Spooky

Chant

Haunted house

Taffy

Chocolate

Hayride

Terror

Clown

Hitchcock

Toad

Cobwebs

Hocus pocus

Toil and Trouble

Coffin

Horror

Tombstone

Costumes

Howl

Trick or treat

Crow

Jack-o-lantern

Twilight

Curse

Lollipops

Vampire

Danger

Magic

Warlock

Demon

Mask

Warts

Devil

Midnight

Werewolf

Dracula

Monster

Wicked

Dreary

Mummy

Witch

Dungeon

Nightmare

Zombie

Dusk

 

Halloween is the perfect time to use candies as prizes for word games.

Halloween is the perfect time to use candies as prizes for word games.

Not only are these words great for making games within the classroom, but you can also use them in craft projects, when making greeting cards, or when writing dreary poems.

If you are not a teacher and don’t have young children of your own, making activities for trick-or-treaters is still a great alternative to candy for the children who may have allergies to traditional Halloween candy! You can put together little activity packs consisting of a few words games, a pencil, an eraser, and maybe some spooky stickers, too!

Regardless of what you need them for, enjoy Halloween to the fullest. Join in on haunted hayrides, make a haunted house, go bobbing for apples, and sip on some warm, fresh cider while munching on a cider donut. (Is there such a thing as eating “a” cider donut?)

Story-writing is great way to get kids engaged in vocabulary. Give them 15 minutes to write a Halloween story using at least 10 words from these lists.

Story-writing is great way to get kids engaged in vocabulary. Give them 15 minutes to write a Halloween story using at least 10 words from these lists.

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Comments

rijesh on August 04, 2020:

nice

Ireland on October 08, 2019:

fall time, trick-or-treat