Need a super easy Halloween party game? This free printable “Don’t Eat Pete” Halloween game is the answer! Low prep, inexpensive, and kids love it!
Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning activities for your class Halloween party or home celebration. One game that’s always a hit at our house is “Don’t Eat Pete.” Best of all, you can enjoy this classic game for free with the printable game sheet I created for you!
The Charm of “Don’t Eat Pete”:
“Don’t Eat Pete” is a beloved and simple game that has been entertaining kids for generations. It’s a perfect choice if you’re in charge of an activity for a class Halloween party because it’s virtually no prep. Just print the game board and grab a bag or two of candy corn (or another treat of your choice). Kids love it because everyone gets to be involved, and it’s just so much fun to shout “DON’T EAT PETE” when the person who is “it” touches “Pete.”
Why Cute Friendly Monsters?
This Halloween-themed version of “Don’t Eat Pete” features cute and friendly monsters that are more likely to make you smile than scream! I DON’T do scary, and I wanted to make a game that would be fun for all ages without being too spooky or scary.
Ready to play? If you need a refresher on the rules, keep reading!
How to Play the “Don’t Eat Pete” Halloween Game
- Don’t Eat Pete printable game board
- Small candies (like candy corn) or another bite-sized treat
- Lay the game sheet flat on a table or the floor. Place one candy or treat of your choice on each monster.
- Gather the players around the table or game sheet. One player leaves the room, while the others select one monster as “Pete” (without telling the player who’s outside). The chosen player then returns to the room.
- The chosen player starts picking up candies one by one. They keep choosing candies until they pick the one covering “Pete.” Then all the other players shout, “Don’t eat Pete!”
- Once the chosen player has found “Pete,” they must stop eating the treats, and the game can be reset for another round. If they manage to pick all the other candies first, they win!
Why “Don’t Eat Pete” is Perfect for Halloween:
- All-Age Fun: This game is perfect for kids and adults, making it ideal for class Halloween parties or family gatherings.
- Low-Cost Fun: It’s a budget-friendly activity, as you only need a simple game sheet and some candies.
- Adaptable: You can customize the game to suit your preferences, whether you choose candies, healthy snacks, or even non-food treats like stickers.
- Cute and Friendly: The cute monsters add an element of fun and spookiness that’s just right for Halloween without being too scary.
Want MORE Halloween fun for kids?
Check out the Halloween Activity Bundle! It has everything you need for festive Halloween family fun and simple party planning! You can grab all 12 activities (more than 50 pages of fun) in The Many Little Joys shop today. Make it easy to be the “fun mom” this year!