With Halloween fast approaching why not organise a Halloween party or Halloween games evening for the family. Good fun and really easy to organise.
Halloween Scavenger Hunts. These will will keep children and adults happily occupied for hours.
All you need to do is buy, or even better get the kids to make some Halloween goodies. Hide these around the house or garden, very much like 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 Halloween notes or pictures round the house or garden. Then once they have found all the numbered notes they come and collect the ghostly Halloween booty from you.
Blind Mans Buff – an old favourite where one person is blindfolded and tries to catch someone 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.
Hunt the zombie – the same as hide and seek – but of course you are hunting a zombie. Face paints and the obligatory sheet are optional.
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. Also great for making use of the pumpkin before you tackle it to create a lantern.
Draw a nose, ears, hair etc 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.
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.