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22 Oct 2020

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5 ways to make your virtual Halloween party spooktacular with Kahoot!

The need to remain socially distanced doesn’t mean Halloween is canceled! Get creative and host a spooktacular virtual party for your students, friends, and families with these Kahoot!-powered tips.

Halloween will look quite different this year, and some activities, such as trick-or-treating or haunted houses, may not be possible in their traditional setup. However, staying home doesn’t mean partying is canceled! Moreover, this year Halloween falls on a Saturday, which means you can have an entire Halloweekend.

We’re here to help you plan your best virtual Halloween party! Get your students, friends, or families together for a safe and fun virtual celebration with these Kahoot! tips:

Create a themed kahoot together with your family

Creating a kahoot is simple and fun – and also makes a great family activity. To get started, all you need is to register for a free Kahoot! account. Sit down together to come up with tricky questions and make sure to add images to create a festive mood! To engage even the youngest children, you can add images as answer alternatives. Here are a few topic ideas:

  • Halloween traditions and history
  • Horror movie trivia
  • Ghosts in popular culture
  • Secrets revealed: facts (maybe even spooky ones?!) about family members

Prepare a kahoot “playlist” for your party

Short on time? We’ve got you covered! Choose one of these ready-to-use kahoots from our special Halloween collection. Click the star in the kahoot description to save it for later in your Favorites list. We’d recommend selecting several kahoots for your party playlist as time flies when you’re playing Kahoot!

Send a Kahoot! challenge – trick and treat in one!

Get creative to take trick-or-treating virtual! A Kahoot! challenge will let you combine them in one activity, which you can organize before the actual party to build up anticipation. Anyone can play on their own devices whenever they’d like! Here’s how it works:

  • Choose a kahoot, click Play and Assign
  • Set a deadline for this game
  • Hit Create
  • Copy the game PIN or link and share it with your friends – for example, via your social media profile or a messenger app
  • They play on their own devices, and you can see the leaderboard!

Connect via video conferencing and host a kahoot remotely

Costumes, snacks, and a great mood – all ready? Now, start a video conference and connect with your friends and families no matter where they are! To host a kahoot remotely, follow these instructions once you’ve started the video conference:

  • Click Play and Teach to launch the kahoot, so the lobby is showing with the game PIN
  • Share your screen, so those joining remotely can all see the game PIN
  • Players will need to use their mobile devices to join the game, either via the Kahoot! app or in their browser
  • Host the kahoot as usual, taking care to not speak over the music that plays during the timer countdown 

Here are more detailed instructions for hosting a kahoot via the following video conferencing tools: Google Hangouts MeetZoom, Skype, and Microsoft Teams

Compete in teams with other families or classes

If you’re connecting with several families or friend groups, you can compete with each other in team mode. After you click Play and Teach, choose Team mode in the game options. Then, each household can use one device to answer the questions.

What are you planning for this year’s Halloween celebration? Share your virtual party tips on Twitter!