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Bring Fishing Fun Indoors with This Easy Halloween Party Game

This is a partnered post with Take Me Fishing™.

halloween fishing game

This summer, our girls discovered an exciting new appreciation for fishing. Fishing is a terrific activity for the whole family because it’s great for both your body and mind. Did you know fishing is actually one of the top activities for mental well-being? I think that’s why kids totally go nuts for anything fishing-related.

Now that fall is here, though, cooler temperatures mean we need to start finding new ways to take our fishing fun indoors. As we get ready for Halloween, we love spending our weekends doing fun fall-themed activities. To get ready for our annual Halloween party, we wanted to come up with a fun game that all the kids will enjoy—and our new love of fishing gave us just the inspiration we needed.

halloween fishing game for kids party

This Halloween we’re having a fun party with some friends. To keep the kiddos busy, we like to play different Halloween games. In the past, we’ve fished for apples, but this year we’re going pumpkin patch fishing! The best part is, you don’t need even need much to make this game a hit—magnets, construction paper, a stick, string and small plastic containers are all you need.

We started by gluing a magnet on the top of the container lid. A few candies inside, and the kids are ready to start fishing.

candy filled jars for fishing game halloween

On the end of the string, you’ll also want to attach a magnet to catch the pumpkin containers.
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Our girls had so much fun fishing for pumpkins. Try this fishing theme at your Halloween party, and you’ll have a game that everyone will want to play.toddler playing fishing game at homemade

There are still plenty of fishing opportunities during fall, so this Halloween, we want to encourage your family to also get outside. If you’re looking to explore new fishing holes with your family, be sure to check out Take Me Fishing’s™ list of Best Family-Friendly Places to Fish and Boat. But when weather doesn’t cooperate, you can always enjoy a fun fishing game indoors.

Check out Take Me Fishing™ to plan a fishing and boating adventure for your family, and be sure to share your fishing fun—be it indoors or outdoors—with me on social using #FirstCatch!

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121 Comments

  1. Alex W. on October 30, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    My favorite fishing games to play are Go fish!



  2. Buddy Garrett on October 30, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    We like to play Go Fish.



  3. Jerry Marquardt on October 30, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I like to play ” the first one to catch the big one” as my favorite fishing game.



  4. Kris mihalov on October 30, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Go fish is my fav! It is a classic!



  5. Trisha McKee on October 30, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Oh we play Go Fish! That is a favorite in this household. We also have a game where you try to catch the fish with a mini rod. Too fun!



  6. Philip Lawrence on October 30, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    My favorite one is Go Fish!



  7. Jake B on October 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I love playing go fish with my niece, she loves it and makes the best uncle :).



  8. Trisha Musgrave on October 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    We like the Let’s Go Fishing game!



  9. Christian Alejandro on October 30, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    The magnet fishing board game is a blast with my niece.



  10. Sand on October 30, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    We play Go Fish a lot!



  11. Janice B on October 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    My son has a fishing game he plays with in the bathtub. The fish sink and then there is a fishing rod with plastic hooks to try and catch them with. He always loved playing that.



  12. Meme on October 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    We love to play go fish.



  13. Breanne on October 30, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    We like Go Fish.



  14. DanV on October 30, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    We like to play go fish



  15. Mary Cloud on October 30, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    We like to fish for prizes at the local carnivals



  16. Peggy Rydzewski on October 30, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    The kids like the fishing game at our church festival.



  17. Christina London on October 30, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Go fishing cards



  18. Rachel Browning on October 30, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    The card game Go Fish I like to fish on the river game.



  19. Bea Alexandra on October 30, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I used to make little fishing rods from sticks and use magnets to catch things.



  20. Bekki Lindner on October 30, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    My kids really like the fishing carnival game! They love seeing if they caught a candy, bracelet, sticker, etc!



  21. Judy Gregory on October 30, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Go Fish. What else?



  22. John H. on October 30, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Go Fish Card Game



  23. Jennifer H. on October 30, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I would say Go Fish.



  24. Janice Crespo on October 30, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Go Fish is a great game for Carter. He also likes the fishing game but those magnets have worn out and it’s really hard to catch the fish – makes it a real challenge! LOL



  25. Joni Chadwell on October 30, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Go Fish card game. But we do actually take the grandkids fishing at a local pond also.



  26. krystal wethington on October 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Go fish the card game is a fun classic we love.



  27. Candie L on October 30, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Does Go Fish count? Thank you



  28. Cynthia Dawson on October 30, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Classic go fish game!



  29. Amy Deeter on October 30, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    My favorite fishing games to play is the game “Go fish”



  30. Rachel Freer on October 30, 2017 at 11:57 am

    My family likes to play the Let’s Go Fishin’ game.



  31. Francine Anchondo on October 30, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I like to play go fish with my kids



  32. Kim Myers on October 30, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I don’t know what it’s called but that wind up game that has the fish and you have to try and catch them with a magnetic pole



  33. Janine Hwang on October 30, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I don’t know of any except go fish!



  34. latanya on October 30, 2017 at 10:41 am

    We like playing go fish.



  35. MELISSA C on October 30, 2017 at 8:49 am

    WE LIKE THE CARD GAME GO FISH



  36. Ed on October 30, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Go Fish! card game



  37. jeremy mclaughlin on October 30, 2017 at 8:25 am

    The card game Go Fish.



  38. Tracey byram on October 30, 2017 at 7:35 am

    We enjoy playing the electronic handheld fishing game that lets you cast your line, then hopefully reel in a fish.



  39. Kathy Pease on October 30, 2017 at 4:06 am

    I always loved to play the sega bass fishing video game



  40. Roxann on October 30, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Go Fish is the only fishing game that we play but we love to go fishing!



  41. Holly Kennedy on October 29, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    I lost my dad. That was my fishing buddy.



  42. Kathy Hanley on October 29, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    We fish all the time at the beach and on vacation in Florida and Vermont!



  43. Rosanne on October 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I’ve always liked the card game “Go Fish”



  44. Carolyn Daley on October 29, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I like to play Go Fish with my nephew.



  45. Stephanie Liske on October 29, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I like the fishing games where the kids have to come up with a certain color or letter or shape so they are learning while fishing.



  46. Hesper Fry on October 29, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I have always liked the Classic Go Fish game.



  47. Miz Vickik on October 29, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Winner is the first to catch a fish!



  48. Sonya Allstun on October 29, 2017 at 10:56 am

    We like to fish and see who catches the most and biggest fish.



  49. PATTY NIEDERT on October 29, 2017 at 9:42 am

    We have the Let’s go fishing game that we purchased in the toy department. It’s a fun game for younger children. My 4 year old granddaughter and I like playing.



  50. Laurajj on October 29, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Oh I have to say Go Fish! We play it all the time while our little one is eating. Keeps him at the table and eating for a bit!



  51. Michelle C on October 29, 2017 at 4:40 am

    It’s not really a ‘game’ but my family and I went salt water fishing during our vacation in August and loved it!



  52. Michelle H. on October 28, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    We like to fish and see who catches the most and biggest fish.



  53. Don D on October 28, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    It isn’t a game, but I take my daughters trout fishing and they have learned to absolutely LOVE trout fishing now.



  54. Lisa on October 28, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Does Go Fish count lol



  55. Audrey F. on October 28, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    The best fishing game is real fishing.
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  56. Casey Everidge on October 28, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    we love playing the gold fish card game!



  57. Kathy B. on October 28, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    The only fishing game I know is “Go Fish”. Have passed along this game through several generations in my family.



  58. Julie Hawkins on October 28, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    We like to play the card game Go Fish.



  59. Linda G. on October 28, 2017 at 7:35 am

    I play Go Fish the card game whenever my niece comes to visit. We love to play that game!



  60. Kyl Neusch on October 27, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Go Fish is our favorite.



  61. Lisa V. on October 27, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    When we really go fishing we play who catches first, most and bigeest.



  62. susan smoaks on October 27, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    the only fishing game we have ever played is go fish. we like to fish for real too though.



  63. Lyndsey R. on October 27, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Go Fish is our favorite. My son loves that game!



  64. Elle on October 27, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Go Fish and a magnetic fishing pole game w/ little fish and it’s in a device that spins when you wind it up.



  65. Shirley Shepherd on October 27, 2017 at 5:39 am

    My favorite fishing games are Go Fish and Gone Fishin!



  66. sylvia on October 26, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    i have a Rapala fishing game for the playstation that the kids and i like to play



  67. Lori Walker on October 26, 2017 at 5:59 am

    We had a go fish card game, big cards and colorful fishes.



  68. Erica B. on October 25, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    We have a magnetic fishing game that is fun.



  69. Heather Dawn on October 25, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I like the magnetic fishing game, Gone Fishin’!



  70. kathy Persons on October 25, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Hours and hours of Go Fish Card game



  71. Christie K on October 24, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Just the card game go fish.



  72. Robert Young on October 24, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Go Fish



  73. Stephanie Phelps on October 23, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    We love to play Go Fish the most!



  74. Steve Weber on October 23, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I had this amazing game that had these plastic fish mouths that opened and closed.. and then you had a little rod that you had to time just right to get into the fish’s mouth



  75. Rachel on October 23, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    My favorite fishing game is the gone fishing game.



  76. Dan Dykstra on October 23, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Go fish is the only fishing game I can think of.



  77. Will G on October 23, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Go Fish!



  78. Tom Bellamy on October 23, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Go Fish



  79. Sara Zielinski on October 23, 2017 at 10:49 am

    My favorite fishing game is the board game with the magnetic poles, that is so cool.



  80. Sarah L on October 22, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Couldn’t comment on the post I picked so I commented here: https://ourordinarylife.com/2017/10/favorite-fireside-smores-bananas/#comment-457786



  81. Cheryl B on October 22, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    My kids, along with the neighborhood kids would play Sharks and minnows.



  82. Susan Smith on October 22, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    We liked the magnetic fish with the little poles to catch the fish



  83. Susan Christy on October 22, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    We like the fishing games at amusement parks and carnivals and of course we play the card game Go Fish!



  84. Marina on October 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I like to play Go Fish!



  85. Leela on October 20, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I like the magnetic fish and poles game.



  86. Angela Williams on October 20, 2017 at 6:39 am

    My kids like a family game that has fish that rotate in a circle and you take turns trying to get a fish out with a small fishing pole/hook.



  87. Karen Behrman on October 20, 2017 at 4:47 am

    My kids always liked the magnetic fish with the little poles to catch the fish



  88. Kiara on October 19, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Go Fish is the only fishing game that I know.



  89. Abigail Gibson on October 19, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    I like playing the card game Go Fish with my nephew. Plus there is a interactive fishing game I used to play online that I enjoyed.



  90. Tom on October 19, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Catch the biggest fish!



  91. Tracy Shafer on October 19, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I only know of go fish.



  92. Michelle Donovan on October 19, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    I think we have really only done Go Fish, which is always a good go to game



  93. Amber on October 19, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I like Go Fish as a card game – honestly I think it’s the only fishing game I know of.



  94. Tara Darity on October 19, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    We like to play the go fish card game!



  95. Sarah L on October 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Go Fish is the only fishing game that I know. This one here is fun.
    Thanks for the contest.



  96. Danielle Wood on October 19, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    My kids like the magnetic fish to pretend they are fishing



  97. Kathy B. on October 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    My kids like Go Fish but their favorite is real fishing and the game is who catches the biggest fish wins!



  98. heather on October 19, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    We love to play Go Fish with the kids.



  99. Azeem Isaahaque on October 19, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I like go fish



  100. paige chandler on October 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Not quite a game but we like to fish off the pier at the local lake.



  101. Sandy Klocinski on October 19, 2017 at 11:16 am

    My favorite fishing game to play is Hooked! Real Motion Fishing



  102. Ashley C on October 19, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I love to play Go Fish! But my favorite thing is to go fishing for real! We also have one of those little games where it spins around and the fish mouths open and close and you try to catch the fish. I don’t remember what its called..



  103. Rebecca C on October 19, 2017 at 10:09 am

    My favorite fishing game is definitely go fish!



  104. Michelle Hill on October 19, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Go Fish is a favorite.



  105. nickie on October 19, 2017 at 8:36 am

    We love to play the game Go Fish!



  106. Debbi Wellenstein on October 19, 2017 at 8:24 am

    We like the Melissa and Doug fishing game.



  107. Michel on October 19, 2017 at 7:21 am

    We love the little fishing magnet games!



  108. Ellie Wright on October 19, 2017 at 7:20 am

    I just taught my granddaughter to play Go Fish.



  109. April on October 19, 2017 at 6:23 am

    My twins love to play Go Fish!



  110. Julie Wood on October 19, 2017 at 5:52 am

    We love to play the game Go Fish!



  111. Lisa Brown on October 19, 2017 at 5:42 am

    I don;t know any fishing games, have never played any with or without the family.



  112. Cynthia C on October 19, 2017 at 4:54 am

    When I was teaching I made fishing games for number and alphabet recognition.



  113. Ashley C on October 19, 2017 at 4:34 am

    My kids have a magnetic fishing site words game they love!

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  114. Crystal F on October 19, 2017 at 3:54 am

    We don’t really play any fishing games. We do the one they have at fairs and carnivals when we go but that’s about it.



  115. Adrienne Gordon on October 19, 2017 at 3:03 am

    It is Go Fish.



  116. Jeanne Rousseau on October 18, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Love those little fish games you can find at the dollar stores. The ones with magnets you use to fish!



  117. Anne Higgins on October 18, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    During our adventure play, we will often have our fishing pole ready and make up stories of the items we catch.



  118. vera wilson on October 18, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Kids like to Play the card game Go Fish.



  119. harolde on October 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I don’t know any fishing games, but we love to fish!



  120. BusyWorkingMama on October 18, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    We like to play the card game go fish!



  121. Peter G on October 18, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Go Fish card game but magnet attached to a string and placed in a punch bowl to pick up things.