Halloween Treasure Hunts And Other Halloween Games
With the weekend and Halloween approaching why not have a themed Halloween weekend with some simple Halloween games. Now if you live in the States then this really is a bit of a non starter as an idea – but for us Brits apart from making the odd brave endeavour to cut out a pumpkin and venture round to the neighbours for a bit of trick or treating that maybe it as far as Halloween goes.
Even if you don’t fancy having an all out party why not get the kids involved in cooking ghostly treats or hold a Halloween Treasure Hunt. There are different ways you can set this up depending on how much time you want to spend on prep.
Halloween Treasure Hunt Ideas
Buy or make some Halloween goodies. Hide these around the house or garden, very much like you hide Easter Eggs and send the kids out to hunt for them. Keep a note of how many you hide – otherwise you and they will have no idea whether they have found all the hidden ghostly Halloween treasure.
If you don’t like the idea of hiding chocolates or food, hide little numbered notes round the house or garden. Then once they have found all the numbered notes they come and collect the ghostly Halloween booty from you.
Alternatively hide Halloween themed clues. This does not seem as tricky as it sounds. For example. “I can be found by the spooky green flower-pot by the haunted porch”.
Other great games for Halloween
Blind Mans Buff
A very old favourite where one person is blindfolded and tries to catch the rest of the players while everyone else in the room haunts them. This is a good game to play with just family members; Mum or Dad being the one who is blindfolded.
For small children who are not keen on being blindfolded let them just pretend to shut their eyes.
Hunt the zombie
This really is the same as hide and seek – but of course you are hunting a zombie. Face paints and the obligatory sheet are optional.
Draw the nose on the pumpkin
Draw eyes, and a mouth on your pumpkin. Then get the participants to draw a nose, ears and on the pumpkin while they are blindfolded.
Pass the pumpkin
Like pass the parcel – but a lot simper. Participants sit in a circle passing the pumpkin to each other while the music plays. When it stops the person holding the pumpkin is “out” or alternatively they receive a small present or sweet.
Dress the Monster
Split your group into two teams, and give each a suitcase or box. Inside is a costume with shirt, pants, wig, mask, and any other easy-to-wear item. Players must grab the box, put on the costume, run to the end of the course, change out of the costume, and run back to the starting place. The next player does the same, and then the next. The game continues until all players have had a chance to run the race. The team that finishes first wins.
Find the sweets
Cook a large bowl of spaghetti and leave it to cool. Put jelly babies into the pasta and mix. Each participant has to see how many jelly babies or wine gums they can find in the spaghetti whilst they are blind folded. The winner with the most wins.
Quieten things down
This is just one example of the large selection of educational games available on this website that can combine creative play and fun.
Make a spooky zombie picture by cutting out pictures from magazines
And remember even if your kids are busy attending Halloween parties, just a few minutes out of your busy schedule, playing Halloween games with your children will lead to a life time of memories for both you and them. Have a happy Halloween and start planning and plotting now.
The thing to remember is that just a few minutes out of your busy schedule, playing and interacting with your children will lead to a life time of memories for both you and them.