For many families with young children, it is common for trick or treating to start while there is still some sunlight out and end a bit earlier in the evening. But just because your family plans on heading home or perhaps to a local gathering with friends, this does not mean that all of the festive fun needs to stop. During this time of year, it is always safe for parents to be ready with a few Halloween games or activities to keep the kids entertained and engaged. Learn about some of our favorite quick and easy games, today!
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Candy Jar Estimate – Pour a bag of small candy pieces like jellybeans, gummy worms, or chocolates into jars of various sizes. Have the kids try and guess how many Halloween candy pieces are enclosed in the jars by simply looking at them. Make it a competition amongst family and friends by designating a prize to the person who submits the correct answer.
Skeleton Scavenger Hunt – Purchase a plastic skeleton or create a paper one that could easily be broken apart. Hide “bones” and create fun clues that friends and family will need to decipher or solve. Once each bone is found, have the group reassemble the skeleton as a fun puzzle activity that is both interactive and educational. The team or group of players that return with a fully assembled skeleton wins!
Mummy Wrap – Break your group of players up into small teams. Then, give friends and family members the challenge of wrapping up team members in crepe paper or streamers to mimic the look of a menacing yet festively fun mummy. Those that can come up with the most popular look in the fastest amount of time will ultimately win the game.
Bobbing for Apples – Apples are a quintessential symbol of fall, making bobbing for apples a long held tradition for both kids and adults during this festive time of year. For some friendly competition amongst friends and family, simply fill a large trough like container of water and throw in some apples to bob along the surface. Have a prize ready for whoever can fish out the most apples, using just their mouths.
Pumpkin Balloon Darts – Grab a spare cork or pin board and a bag of small orange balloons. Blow up the balloons and decorate them to look as if they were jack o’ lanterns. Affix the balloons to the board and allow the kids to use child friendly darts to try and pop the balloons. Be ready with a fun prize for the player that is able to pop the most balloons!
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