Here are some must try teen Halloween activities we love that are perfect building the spooky Halloween spirit.
If you are looking for some spooky fun for older kids this Halloween, look no further.
Teenagers will love these 25+ teen Halloween activities that will get them in the spooky spirit of the season.
Whether you are hosting a party on Halloween night or looking for a fun way to add some excitement to the classroom, these teen Halloween activities are sure to please during the spooky season of October.
25+ Best Teen Halloween Activities
#1 Haunted House
This is one of those teen Halloween activities that is a great choice for a Halloween party or even just a fun way to spend some time with friends creating a haunted house that you plan to show off on Halloween to younger kids trick or treating in the neighborhood.
Creating a haunted house is one of those fun ideas that can take on a life of its own.
Be inspired by the haunted house at your local amusement park and social media!
You can start with a simple idea and then let your creativity run wild as you plan out each detail.
If you want to make things extra spooky, invite friends over to help you turn your house into a real life haunted attraction that you can show off young children when they trick or treat.
#2 Pumpkin Painting
If you are looking for a creative way to decorate pumpkins, try this pumpkin painting activity.
Simply take a black sharpie and start drawing spooky designs, patterns or faces onto the pumpkins. You can even write out fun Halloween phrases like “Trick or Treat” or “Boo!” .
Once you are finished with the sharpie designs, take some black paint and add splatters all over the pumpkins for a fun and unique look. These teen Halloween activities are perfect for your party!
#3 Mummy Wrap Relay
This is one of those Halloween party activities that can be played with teams of two or more people. All you need is toilet paper and two people to be the “mummies”.
To start, each team will designate one party guest to be the mummy.
The goal is to wrap the entire toilet paper roll around the mummy as fast as possible.
Once the mummy is fully wrapped, the team member must then race to the finish line without unraveling.
You can also make this activity more difficult by having the teams wrap the mummy while blindfolded or have them wear Halloween costumes which makes it even more difficult to move.
Either way, this is one of those fun and easy teen Halloween activities that is sure to be a hit!
#4 Halloween Balloon Sweep Relay
This is one of those fun Halloween games that older and younger kids love especially at Halloween.
So, make sure to add this one to your to-do list this Halloween.
All you need is a a bunch of Halloween themed balloons, brooms and a net or finish line.
Divide the kids into teams and have them line up behind the start line.
The first player from each team will need to grab a balloon and using the broom, must sweep the balloon all the way to the finish line without popping it.
The team that gets the most balloons across the finish line wins!
#5 Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts aren’t just little kid activities which is why this fun game makes our list of Halloween games.
In fact, scavenger hunts can be a great time for teens too which is why a good old fashion scavenger hunt is one of our favorite Halloween party games!
This Halloween, try setting up a spooky scavenger hunt with a variety of Halloween themed items for teens to find.
You can hide plastic spiders, ghosts, bats, black cats, pumpkins, a piece of candy or two and any other Halloween related item around the house or yard.
The goal is to see who can find the most items in a set amount of time.
You can even make it into a competition by dividing the kids into teams to see who can find the most items in a given time limit.
Do set some ground rules though, because this is one of those teen Halloween activities that can quickly become a competitive game!
#6 Scary Movie Marathon
What’s better than a good scary movie during Halloween?
A scary movie marathon of course! This is one of those great teen Halloween activities that can be done with a group or by yourself.
You can even invite friends over to make it into a party.
If you want to take it to the next level and you aren’t faint of heart, have everyone come in their favorite Halloween costume and make it a themed movie marathon.
Or try something different and host a classic scary movie marathon with some of the all-time greats like The Exorcist, The Omen, Rosemary’s Baby, Psycho and The Shining. (If there’s too much fright in this list then can we suggest Hocus Pocus or Beetlejuice?)
No matter what you choose, a scary movie marathon is one of the best Halloween activities for any horror fan!
#7 Escape Room
If you’re looking for something to do this Halloween that requires a little effort but is worth it in the end, then an escape room is perfect!
An escape room activity is a Halloween event perfect for teens and adults where you’re locked in a room and have to solve a series of puzzles to escape.
There are a variety of ways that you can set up an escape room. You can do it at home with a few simple supplies or you can even buy a Halloween escape room kit on Amazon to make things easier.
Either way, the goal is to have teams of teens solve a variety of Halloween theme puzzles in order to escape the room before time runs out.
This is one of those teen Halloween activities that requires some preparation but it’s a great way for a group of friends or even a family to bond and have some spooky fun!
#8 Costume Contest
No Halloween partying planning is complete without a costume contest!
This is one of those classic cool Halloween activities that can be done with any size group and is perfect for all ages.
To set up a costume contest, simply have everyone come in their best Halloween costume and then have a guests vote using a ballot, the funniest costume, the scariest costume and any other categories that you can think of.
Feel free to download our costume contest ballot template.
You can even make it into a competition by having teams come up with costumes for each other and then voting on the best one.
Whichever way you do it, a costume contest is a great way to get everyone in the Halloween spirit!
It’s so much fun and one of our favorite teen Halloween activities!
#9 Halloween Charades
Halloween charades is a great way to get everyone involved in some spooky fun!
This is one of those activities that can be done with a small group or a large group and is perfect for all ages.
To set up Halloween charades, simply write out a list of Halloween themed words or phrases on some pieces of paper and put them into a bowl.
Then have people take turns picking out a piece of paper and acting out the word or phrase without speaking.
The goal is to get your team to guess what the word or phrase is before time runs out.
This is one of those fun teen Halloween activities guaranteed to get everyone laughing and in the Halloween spirit!
#10 Telling Ghost Stories
One of the best things about Halloween is being able to tell ghost stories around a campfire!
This is one of those teen Halloween activities that is guaranteed to boost the fear factor and scare even the bravest teens.
To set up telling ghost stories, simply have everyone sit in a circle around a campfire (or even just a candle or black light if you’re indoors) and take turns telling scary stories.
The goal is to see who can tell the best ghost story!
This is a great activity for a group of friends or even a family. It’s so much fun and it’s the perfect way to get everyone into the Halloween spirit!
#11 Pumpkin Bowling
Another fun game that older kids and teens enjoy playing at Halloween is pumpkin bowling.
Or, take the whole game outdoors and use real pumpkins your got at a local pumpkin patch.
The goal is to see who can knock down the most pins. Using plastic pumpkins is probably the best way to go so that they don’t break and make a mess.
This is a great Halloween activity for a small group and is perfect for all ages!
The best thing? It’s so much fun and it’s a great way to get everyone into the Halloween spirit!
#12 Listening To Spooky Music
Listening to spooky music is one of the best ways to get into the Halloween spirit!
There are so many great songs out there that are perfect for this time of year.
You can find a lot of great Halloween themed Spotify playlists or you can even make your own.
This is a great activity to do with a group of friends or even by yourself.
Host a dance off to get teens moving and shaking to spooky tunes. This is a great way to let off some energy and have some Halloween fun!
#13 Playing Halloween Bingo
Another of our favorite Halloween games is Halloween Bingo!
This is a great game for all ages and can be played with a small group or a large group. This is such a versatile game that it can even be played during a virtual Halloween party!
To set up Halloween bingo, simply print out some bingo cards (you can find our free printable Halloween bingo game here or make your own) and then have everyone playing mark off the squares as the words are called out. The first person to get five in a row is the winner!
This is a great game for a Halloween party or even just to play at home with the family.
#14 Pumpkin Carving Contests
Pumpkin carving is one of the most iconic Halloween activities out there! It’s so much fun to carve pumpkins and see all of the different designs that people come up with.
One great way to do this is to have a pumpkin carving contest! This is a great activity for a group of friends or even a family. Simply have everyone carve a pumpkin and then vote on the best one! The winner gets a prize!
#15 Pumpkin Golf
Pumpkin golf is a great Halloween activity for all ages! This is such a fun game that can be played with a small or large group.
To set up pumpkin golf, simply set up some mini golf course in your backyard or even indoors if you have the space. Then use small mini pumpkins as the balls and see who can get the best score!
#16 Tarot Card Reading
This is a great activity for teens who are interested in the occult or just want to learn more about Tarot cards.
A real Tarot Card reading is an excellent complement to any Halloween party or activity.
This is a great activity for a small group and is perfect for all ages! The best thing? It’s so much fun and it’s a great way to get everyone into the Halloween spirit!
17. Create A Halloween Charcuterie Board
Another of our favorite teen Halloween activities is allowing your tween or teen to help create a Halloween Charcuterie board that they can share with their friends and classmates at A Halloween party or class potluck.
Check out our post about how to create your own Halloween snack board for some great inspiration.
18. Take Younger Siblings Trick-or-Treating
One of the simplest teen Halloween activities is to have your teen take your younger daughter or son trick or treating. Bonus points if your teenager decides to dress up.
19. Visit a Haunted House
You’re never too old to visit a Haunted House on Halloween. Fun things like visiting a few local haunted houses in the neighborhood is one of those underrated teen Halloween activities that are simple and budget friendly.
20. Halloween Crafts
There are plenty of great ideas out there for Halloween crafts for older kids. In fact, we highly suggest Halloween rock painting and making Halloween mason jars for kids who love to craft.
21. Halloween Baking
22. Go on A Local Ghost Hunt
Most cities offer ghost walks around Halloween time. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there’ s nothing like searching for real ghosts to put your in the Halloween spirit.
23. Visit A Haunted Amusement Park
Many large amusement parks host a haunted weekend in honor of Halloween when you can interact with ghosts and witchy type characters, play cool games and ride amusement rides.
Trust us when we tell you that the spook factor lives up to its much-deserved rep.
Always one of the best teen Halloween activities during the month of October.
24. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Picking pumpkins is a great festive choice of tweens and teens. Visit a local pumpkin patch and enjoy wandering through the fields picking pumpkins that you’ll carve later.
25. Plan A Halloween Block Party
If your teen loves to socialize with other kids in the neighborhood then get on your party planning hat and start planning a Halloween bash.
26. Volunteer Your Time
If your tween or teen loves Halloween but likes to keep things more low key have them volunteer in the community. A great idea is volunteering to craft with young kids at a daycare or preschool making paper plate pumpkins or tissue paper ghosts.
27. Host a Haunted Sleepover
If your teen loves scary Halloween movies why not invite over a group of friends and host a haunted sleepover. Plan to watch some scary movies and snack on delicious Halloween inspired snacks late into the night.
28. Halloween Word Search
One of those teen Halloween activities for kids of all ages who enjoy a good old fashion word puzzle.
Make it a race by using a timer to have your teens search for the 2 dozen Halloween words are strategically hidden the game box.
Click here to get your free printable Halloween word search.
Even More Halloween Ideas We Think You’ll Enjoy:
🎃 DIY Baby Halloween Costumes – adorable homemade costumes perfect for your little girl or boy’s first Halloween
🎃 Halloween Charcuterie Boards – spooky themed grazing and snack boards perfect for Halloween parties and pot lucks
🎃 Halloween gifts for teachers – boo-tiful gift ideas for spoiling the teachers in your child’s life.
🎃 DIY Halloween Party Decor– cheap and easy ways to decorate your home for Halloween
🎃 Halloween Finger Food – creepy finger foods that are perfect for celebrating Halloween
🎃 Halloween Movies – scary and not so scary Halloween movies perfect for kids of all ages
🎃 Halloween I Spy – set a timer to make it extra challenging and award the winner with a prize!
Before You Go
We hope we inspired you with some great teen Halloween activities.
The spooky season is nearly here and it’s time to take advantage by taking part in some fun Halloween themed activities to get into the spooky spirit.
What are your favorite teen Halloween activities? Let us know in the comments below!
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