Part of the fun of Halloween is playing silly Halloween games.
When planning the Halloween games, it’s best to keep the costumes
in mind and plan things that will work around them.
Games should be simple with easy to follow rules.
Bobbing for Apples – A classic Halloween game has
always been bobbing for apples, however some kids don’t
like putting their face in the water or don’t want to
mess up the make up that took a long time to perfect.
One variation of this game is to tie the stems of the
apples to varied lengths of string and then hang them
up. Then the people have to put their hands behind their
back and try to take a bite out of the apple. You can
also play the game using marshmallows.
Mummy Wrap Up – Divide guests into small groups. Provide
them each with a roll or two of toilet paper and see who
can use the tissue paper to wrap up one of their
teammates the fastest. The first one to complete their
mummy using the entire roll wins.
Jack-o-Lantern Faces – This Halloween game
is always fun. Hang a picture of a
jack-o-lantern on the wall and have matching face pieces
cut out of black paper for the eyes, nose and mouth.
Place sticky-tack on the back of the pieces. Blindfold
each player when it is their turn and play the same as
pin the tail on the donkey except players put the eyes,
nose and mouth on the pumpkin face. Younger children can
do just the mouth, while older children and adults can
do the entire face for more of a challenge.
Ghost Hunters – Cut out several paper ghosts and divide
the players into two groups. Have one team hide the
ghosts around the room. The other team has to hunt down
the ghosts. Play continues until all ghosts are found.
The team that hunts the most ghosts wins.
Ghost Bowling – Collect ten empty one or two liter soda
pop bottles (use the larger bottles for younger guests).
Paint the bottles white and decorate with silly ghost
faces. Use a small playground size ball as the bowling
ball. If you can find orange ones, decorating them as
jack-o-lanterns can add to the fun.
Upset the Candy Dish – Place chairs in a circle, facing
in, having one less than the number of players. Whisper
in each child’s ear the name of a favorite Trick or
Treat candy. They will become this piece of candy in the
candy dish. Have one person stand in the middle of the
circle to be “it”. The child in the middle will call one
or two types of candy. If the candy name that’s called
is matches the one the children are, they should stand
up and try to move to another empty seat. Occasionally,
the child who is “it” calls out, “Upset the candy dish.”
and all the players need to move to a new seat. If any
of the candy kids can’t find a seat they then become
Pirates’ Treasure – Fill two small buckets with sand and
place inside a larger washtub or box. Bury treasure in
the buckets such as small prizes or candy. Each player
receives a plastic spoon to dig for their treasure.
Divide players into two teams. Position players around
their designated bucket and tell them when to start.
They dig in their treasure “chests” until every piece is
found. The first team to find all their treasure wins.
Halloween games are fun for the entire family.
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