Free Printable: Kid's Ghost Detective Halloween Game

I decided to create and share this FREE and fun printable kid's Halloween game with you all today. The Ghost Detective game is something you can play at home with the kiddos or at any Halloween parties you may be planning for this month.

kid's Halloween game with ghosts

This game is the perfect way to add a little spook to your October. I would say kids ranging from the age of 3 to 7 would enjoy playing it, although the younger ones may need a little help with the clues.

Halloween games for kids

To get started wrap tissue paper around some lollipops, tie ribbon around the base of the pop, and then draw a ghost face with a marker (similar to the image below). 
Then hide your ghostly treats around the house. 

kleenex ghost lollipops

{Image via The Dragon's Fairytale via}

Prior to the game you can write out short clues for your little detectives to follow. I've shared some examples below. Tell the players they are on a top secret assignment,then hand each of them a flashlight and a clues card.  Give them a few minutes to read the cards and to write notes in their detective books,then turn off the lights and let them go ghost hunting!  It’s like a fun scavenger hunt. The player with the most ghost at the end wins!

Print on plain paper or card stock.

Halloween game for kid party

I tied the tags with some ribbon around a pack of black pencils I found in the dollar section at Michaels. You can use these tags on the flashlights as well. I taped the top secret detective labels to little notepads that I found at the Dollar Store. Planning to play this game at a Halloween celebration? Let these items serve as the party favors for the kids too!

ghost games for kids

The fun part for you is to come up with the clues! You can write just a few down on the cards to get the kids started. Need ideas? Here are the ones I came up with along with their coordinating lollipop hiding spots.

Clue#1 Sometimes even ghost need new sheets! {Linen closest}

Clue #2 What does a ghost eat for lunch? A boo-logna sandwhich of course! {Refrigerator or bread basket}

Clue#3 A good ghost never leaves home without his boo-ts. {Inside the kid's boots or your home's designated shoe closest}

Clue#4 Baby ghost get boo-boos too! {Inside the band-aid box in your family's designated medicine cabinet}

There you have it! I think the kiddos will have a blast playing ghost detective and ridding your home of ghosts! I'm kind of jealous. Maybe I can convince the hubby to play. Haha!

I'd love to hear if you use the printables!



Lindsay said...

I have got to print some of these. Perfect for our Halloween party! Thanks so much, you are so creative!

Unknown said...

I LOVE it!! Even though my kids are getting big they will get a kick out this. I will have to pick up some lollipops the next time I am at the store!

Tonii said...

This is so fantastic!! Thank you so much for sharing, I can't wait to do this with my kids!

Heather J said...

cute, cute. thank you!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Jennifer - i love this! I used to have halloween birthday parties growing up (birthday is the 29th) and I kinda miss it - may have to start a new tradition this year!

Cat said...

Oh fun! I am getting super excited for Halloween :)

♥ Cat brideblu

henning love said...

i remember making those ghost lollipops, so fun! and we would put faces on them as well, but the ghosts didn't last long as we would eat them up soon after, they would never make it for a proper display all month long!

Kimberly said...

Seriously! This is SO cute!! Can't wait to do this with my little boy! Thanks for the great idea!!

sherri lynn said...

I don't have kids but this is a great activity! So creative!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Too cute! You sure have had a great week of amazing Halloween "stuff". This is adorable.

Tiffany@Fizzy Party! said...

I don't have any kids but I'm loving the mustached ghost. I'll be sharing this with my friends who do have kids.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the awesome printables! As much as I love the game/hunt idea...I used the Clue cards for clues about an upcoming trip to Disney the week of Halloween!!! Surprise!!!

Anonymous said...

nice idea, thanks for sharing...

Jill said...

What a fun idea, my kids will love this, thank you. :)

Happy said...

These are sooo cute! Planning to use them for a school project.
Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Happy said...

These are sooo cute! Planning to use them for a school project.
Thanks so much for sharing!!!

I'd love to hear from you!