Some good words to include in a Halloween word scramble are pumpkin, costume, October, candy and haunted. Halloween word scrambles are great activities during the week leading up to the holiday for schools, church youth groups, Halloween parties and even individual fun. One idea for schools in particular is to use a Halloween word scramble as an extra credit quiz. Another possibility is to have the students race through the word search and reward the winner with candy.

Other words for a Halloween word scramble include foods such as pie, candy corn, sugar and cookies; activities such as carving, eating and screaming; and objects such as skeleton, skull, witch, ghost, vampire and zombie.

For older crowds, another good idea for Halloween parties is to play trivia. Most people actually don't know where Halloween came from and how the United States came to celebrate it with costumes and trick-or-treating. Try out Halloween movie trivia by selecting quotations, scene descriptions and character names from movies like "Hocus Pocus," "Halloweentown" and "Casper."

For younger crowds, put Halloween spins on games they are used to playing, such as bingo, word search, crossword puzzles and on-paper mazes. Alternatively, go the creative route and have them make their own Halloween-themed cookie or scary paper mask. Another popular activity amongst kids is a costume contest.