Halloween Ghost Bowling Game

Halloween Ghost Bowling Game

Ghost Bowling Game

Only one day to go before Halloween! Now before having children, I was never a huge Halloween person, and my family wasn’t particularly when I was growing up, but since having the little ones, I have really got more into the spirit of all things spooky (arf arf!).

This fab ‘Ghost Bowling’ game was one I came across on Pintrest, and I can’t wait to bring it to my friend’s Halloween party tomorrow for all of our toddlers to try- it has been a HUGE hit with Freddie this afternoon at our house!

You will need:

  • At least 6, white paper cups
  • Black marker pen
  • A soft ball, or, in my case, a slightly shriveled satsuma (with pumpkin face drawn on, natch)


  1. On each paper cup, draw on the eyes and mouth of a ghost in black marker pen a la the photo below.
  2. Stack the paper cups to make a pyramid.
  3. Get your toddler to stand a short distance away (or a longer one, if they are a pro), and roll the ball at the ‘ghosts’, and see how many they can knock over in one go.

This is a great activity for hand-eye coordination, and also for stacking practice- Freddie enjoyed making a pyramid with the cups each time, as well as rolling the ball at them!

SO simple to make, and ideal if you want some non-messy games at your party.

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For more Halloween crafts and activities, look HERE, or check out my Pinterest account for more ideas (and to see this actual activity pinned thousands of times!). 


  1. Stephie
    October 31, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    This looks like a blast and definitely one we will try on the next rainy day!!!!!

    • November 7, 2013 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you! This keeps young ‘uns occupied for aaaages!

  2. January 26, 2018 / 3:43 am

    It is wise to established practical and possible goals preventing enjoying when achieved the desired targets.

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