Is your preteen planning a Halloween party
? Throwing a Halloween party is a great way to include older children in the annual celebration of Halloween
. But make sure you plan plenty of fun Halloween games for kids. There are dozens of ways you can keep your tweens occupied, in between dancing and eating great Halloween party food. Below are just a few Halloween tips
for your seasonal celebration.
Halloween Games for Kids
How Many Candy Corn?
Fill a large see-through glass or plastic canister with two or three bags of candy corn. When the children arrive to the party, have them guess how many candy corn are in the container. The child who comes closest to the actual number wins a prize.
Toilet Tissue Mummy
This is a great Halloween game for kids that also promotes team work. Divide the group into two teams. Give each team 3-4 rolls of white, inexpensive toilet paper. Each team then picks a member of the team to dress-up as a mummy. The team with the most realistic looking mummy wins.
The pumpkin relay is just like a traditional relay race, but the team members have to race with a small plastic pumpkin in-between their knees. This is a very funny race to watch and even more fun to play.
Draw a Face on the Jack-O-Lantern
As children arrive to the party, have them cut-out a jack-o-lantern from orange construction paper. Tape the paper pumpkins to a wall (that's been covered in white butcher paper) at about eye height. Take turns blindfolding the children, then after spinning them around three times, have them draw the face on their jack-o-lantern.
Play Costume Freeze
When selecting Halloween games for kids, always select one or two that gets them moving, and offers a little bit of exercise. Costume freeze is one such game. Dressed in their outfits, have them dance to fun Halloween music
. But when the music stops, they freeze in place.
Halloween Games for Kids: An Additional Tip for Parents
Be sure to take lots of pictures of the kids enjoying their games -- you can even print a few for them to look at and enjoy while they're munching on their Halloween goodies.