Clever and Fun Halloween Trivia for Kids

It’s pretty much a given that Halloween is right up there at the top of a kid’s favorite holiday. What is it about this spooky celebration that we love so much? Maybe it’s the thrill of dressing up as someone (or something) else. Or maybe it’s the promise of bulging bags of candy and staying out late, going door-to-door saying “trick or treat?” What other day of the year do you get to do that? Use this Halloween trivia for kids in classrooms or parties to bring the fun and a few clever facts as well.

Clever and Fun Halloween Trivia for Kids

Warm up the party with these interesting and fun Halloween questions. Hey, maybe you’ll learn a thing or two as well!

General Halloween Trivia

Question: What year did the term “trick-or-treat” originate?

Answer: Probably around 1951 when the term was used in a Peanuts comic strip. (Source) 


Question: What famous magician died on Halloween?

Answer: Harry Houdini. Died October 31, 1926.


Question: Why did some women throw apple peels behind them on Halloween?

Answer: They believed they would land in the shape of the first letter of their future husband’s name. Try it!


Question: What did people used to carve before pumpkins?

Answer: The Irish used potatoes and turnips to carve before learning that pumpkins were easier. The English used to carve beets.


Question: What’s the most popular costume of all time?

Answer: A witch. About 4.6 billion adults dress up as witches for Halloween. That’s not taking into account kids.

Candy trivia

Question: How much do American’s spend on Halloween candy each year?

Answer: According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), Americans spend $3 billion on Halloween candy, which is about $30.40 spent per person.


Question: How many candy corns get consumed each year?

Answer: The National Confectioners Association estimates that around 35 million pounds of candy corn are sold annually.


Question: What were candy corns originally called?

Answer: Chicken Feed


Question: How many calories are in the average kid’s Halloween candy stash?

Answer: A whopping 11,000.


Question: How many pieces of candy does the average house give to each trick-or-treater?

Answer: 2 pieces. Do you agree?


Question: What is the most popular Halloween candy in America?

Answer: Based on sales data collected by, each state has its own favorite treatbut Reese’s Cups are America’s favorite Halloween candy. Skittles, M&M’s, Starburst and Hot Tamales round out the top five.

Halloween movies trivia

Question: What is the setting of the witchy movie Hocus Pocus?

Answer: Salem, Massachusetts 


Question: What are the names of the three witches in Hocus Pocus?

Answer: Winifred, Sarah, and Mary. (Bonus points if you can name the actresses.)


QuestionI: n The Nightmare Before Christmas, what is the name of Jack Skellington’s dog?

Answer: Zero


Question: Which part of his body does Jack give his dog to play with? (in The Nightmare Before Christmas)

Answer: His rib


Question: Name the members of the Addams Family.

Answer: Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Grandmama, Wednesday, and Pugsley. (Fun fact: The Addams Family was created by American cartoonist Charles Addams.)


Question: What Halloween movie features Jim Henson’s The Muppets?

Answer: Muppets Haunted Mansion


Question: What are the top Halloween movies for kids?

Answer: Goosebumps, Hotel Transylvania, The Addams Family, Coco, Monster House, Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus


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