Fall Festival Game Ideas

Fall Festival Game Ideas

I love Pinterest.

Well, I love the idea of Pinterest.  I like bookmarking things and keeping collections of things I love.  I “pin” a lot of things, and then quickly forget about them and never glance in that direction again.  However, today, I thought I’d actually use this fabulous site for something useful — finding great games for a Halloween Block Party or some other Fall Festival you’ll be holding at church.

Be sure to check out this post of all our games and pictures from our 2013 Block Party as well! 

Check out the list of games and needed supplies below.

Toddler Skeeball

You’ll need: diaper box, empty yogurt containers, small balls, printer (optional: butcher paper or newspaper to cover box).  Click on the title above for full instructions.

Oscar’s Trash Can Toss

You’ll need: metal bucket, picture of Oscar the grouch, some crumpled paper wads.  Click on the game title scroll down for a picture (in the original post) as well as lots of other Sesame street ideas.

Super Hero Bean Bag Toss

You’ll need: Tall piece of cardboard, paint, bean bags.  All I could find was a picture, so you’ll have to wing it on this one!

Ball Toss and Quarterback Test

You’ll need: Whiffle balls, football, or frisbies; hoola hoop, and rope to suspend hoop.  For this game, simply suspend a hoola hoop from somewhere and have kids toss the ball/frisbie through the hole.  Be sure to mark the start line so they don’t inch too close!

Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss

Check out the picture below and full instructions are here).

Star Seeker

Recruit some handy men to build this fun game!  I spotted this idea in Family Fun Magazine.  If you don’t subscribe you should!  It’s always full of great ideas.

Penny Pitch Game

You’ll need: large Sheet of Foam Core or Wood, Paint or Polka Dot Tablecloth/Wrapping Paper, Duct Tape, Buckets, Dustpan and Broom, Pouch,  lot of pennies

Can Toss

Kids either rack up a certain number of points or aim for a certain can — you decide!  You’ll need some old cans covered with orange construction paper or other fall colors with numbers written on the outside.  Check out the website for a sample picture.

Pass the Pumpkin

You’ll need a pumpkin and a place for kids to sit down.  Have the children sit in a circle. Start music and have them pass a small pumpkin around the circle. When the music stops, the one that is caught with the pumpkin is out. Continue to you have a winner.

Fall Themed Bingo

Make a card similar to this, but no scary stuff.  Kids seem to love this game! Plus the cards are reusable if you cover them with poker chips or something similar (pennies maybe?).

Pumpkin Paper Plates

Here’s a cute craft made with orange paper plates.  The threading of the yarn would make it a longer project for older kids.  Looks like you also need a hole puncher, some construction paper, and a craft stick.   These can also be constructed as noise makers — check out the full instructions here.


A few more: 

What Is It?

Take close up pictures of every day items and then glue them to a poster board. Try to have kids guess what the objects are.  If they can guess 3 correctly, they get a prize.

Candy Corn Toss

Toss Candy corn into pumpkins or buckets.  Have starting lines marked for different ages and set a goal amount — like 3 successful tosses gets you a piece of candy.  You could also use beads or pennies so people wouldn’t eat all the game pieces!

What about you?

What games have you found to be a real hit at the Fall Fest?

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  1. Very useful post. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Just saw a great demo on making your own angry birds game over at Kidmin360 — check it out: http://kidmin360.com/2011/09/24/angry-birds-kids-church
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  3. That is awesome! Keep on with the writing!

  4. Thanks for sharing! I liked this one, keep up the good work 🙂

  5. Wonderful ideas, thanks so much for sharing! Visiting from Monday Musings!
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  6. This is a great list. I’d love for you to share at our fall-themed link-up here:


    Also visiting via Mom’s Monday Musings. Thanks for sharing!
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  7. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll link up now!

  8. I love these ideas. Toddler skeeball. Who’d have thought of this one. Planning to save this page for future VBS game ideas. Somehow my husband and I always manage some type of duties with VBS, though I’m firmly committed not to over-commit this year. (Ours is in January, as the schoolkids get their “summer” break at that time.) Thanks for linking up with Monday Mom Musings this week, Lindsey.
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  9. Thanks so much for stopping by, Jelli. I’m glad the ideas will be helpful. Do you use Pinterest? Great place to organize and stash ideas!

  10. Just stopping by to let you know I’m featuring your game ideas today. Thanks again for sharing!


  11. Hey Holli — Very cool. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the feature!


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