Halloween 2010 is right around the corner and if you’re planning to have a Halloween party for younger kids, you will need some games to keep them entertained. Kids love games and will be thrilled to participate in any of these 5 Halloween games featured in this article.
Halloween Game #1- Wrap the Mummy
Divide the kids into pairs and let them choose which one will be the mummy. Let all the groups of 2 know that they will have 2 minutes to totally wrap their mummy and the first group to do so (using the whole roll of toilet paper) will each get a prize. Let the game begin. Set a timer and start the count-down and the other partner wrap the mummy in toilet paper.
Halloween Game #2 – Pin the Spider on the Web
Draw a large spider web on poster board. Then cut out spiders using spider templates from black construction paper. Next let each child have a turn at pinning a spider on the web. Blindfold each child when it is their turn, lead them to the spider web and let them pin on a spider shape to the spider web. The child who pins their spider closest to the center of the spider web wins the game and gets a prize. You could put a piece of double sided tape on the back of each spider in order to avoid using pins with young children.
Halloween Game #3 -Worms in the Pie
Make one pie per player, and put the same number of worms in each pie. To make the worm pie, place 10 gummy worms (get at the dollar store) in an aluminum pie tin and cover them completely with whipped cream. Have blindfolded players use their mouths to pull out as many gummy worms as they can in the time you set. The player with the most number of gummy worms pulled out of the pie wins a prize.
Halloween Game #4 -Walk on the Witch’s Hat
Kids will love this Halloween version of musical chairs. First find a picture of a large witch’s hat, or draw your own on poster board or on a brown trash bag and cut it out. Tape it to the floor before beginning the game. Have the kid’s line up and shut their eyes. Place a leader at the front to make sure no one opens their eyes. If they do, they are taken out of the game. The leader will control when the music starts and stops. Start some Halloween music on a CD player, mp3 player, radio etc… and the kids begin to walk in a circle around the hat, similar to musical chairs. When the music stops, the player standing on the witch’s hat is eliminated from the game. Start the music again and repeat the process as many times as it takes to get to the last player who has not stepped on the witch’s hat. That player wins the game and a prize!
Halloween Game #5 – Trick or Treat
Before the Halloween party cut strips of paper for each child who will be there plus a few more. Write “trick” on half of them with instructions like, hop on one foot, sing a Halloween song, dance like a monster or pat your head and rub your tummy, and “treat” on the other half. Place the strips in some sort of Halloween container. Have the kids make a circle. Take the container to each child and have them draw a slip and either have them perform the “trick” on the paper or get a “treat!
Prizes and treats for any of these games could be Halloween pencils, small bags of candy such as Halloween gummies, candy corns, fun size candy bars, silly bands in Halloween shapes, Halloween erasers, or get many other ideas from your local dollar store.
Hope your Halloween party for kids is a lot of fun and the best ever!
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