Getting together for some Halloween fun doesn’t have to be a chore or blow the budget. These simple, no fuss games are simple, cost next to nothing and will get the kids laughing.
- a small jar
- Halloween lollies
Zombie’s and ghouls
- large, safe area
- 2 brooms
- a group of kids
- a few kids with great imaginations
- a CD player
- music that kids like
Number of players:
- Pop some Halloween lollies in the jar, making sure you know exactly how many there are.
- Have the kids guess the amount of lollies in the jar. Each guest only gets one turn!
- The closest to the correct amount gets to take the jar of lollies home.
Zombies and ghouls
- Blindfold the zombie and give him a spin.
- Give the ghouls a 10 second head start and then let the zombie loose.
- Each time a ghoul is tagged means he’s been infected by the zombie and is out of the game.
- The winner is the last ghoul standing.
- There is ONE twist: the zombie must behave like a zombie. A staggering motion with his hands out in front to tag.
- Create a starting point and a turn around point.
- Split the kids up in to two even teams and line them up in single file.
- Hand a broom to the first team player in each team.
- The first team player is runs to the turn-around point “flying” on the broom and then runs back.
- The first player passes the broom to the second team player; the first team player goes to the back of the line and the second team player runs around the turn around point.
- Continue until all the the kids have had a “fly” on the broom.
- The first team to get through all of their players WINS!
- Start the kids off by creating a great beginning to a spooky story – see notes for inspiration
- Going around the room, each child adds a sentence to the story.
- As it grows, the imaginations of kids will get more and more wild.
- You might want to have a video camera handy – it could get quite funny!
Notes: Some great story starters for your kids:
- In the big, old house on the corner stood a …
- Behind the closed curtain in the quiet dark room there was a …
- Around the campfire, the kids sat listening to the noises in the forest. They heard …
- Gather the kids together and have them stand with their arms out so they cannot touch eachother. This creates a nice area where nobody can get hurt.
- Pop your music on and watch the monster mosh.
- Stop the music and, keeping a close eye on them all, the last one to stop moshing is out.
- The last one standing WINS!