It's Halloween! Fun and games for kids.....
Keep the kids cackling with these Halloween party games...
Haunting Halloween party fun
Work up those appetites for Halloween party snacks with ghastly games and horrible high jinks…
Make a mummy
Put children in groups of three and give each group a couple of rolls of cheap toilet paper. They have to use the paper to wrap one of the group into a mummy: the fastest wins.
Hunt the eyeball
Draw bloodshot eyeballs onto table-tennis balls and hide them for the children to find.
Have all the children but one lie on the floor pretending to be zombies: they’re not allowed to make any sound or movement whatsoever. The extra child has to do whatever he can to make them laugh or wriggle… last zombie wins.
Guess the ghost
Get all the children together, then send one of them out of the room. Cover one of the remaining children with a sheet and get the rest of them to race around so they’re standing in different positions from when their friend left the room. He then comes back in and has one minute to guess which child is the ghost.
Split children into groups of three or four, each with a large sheet of construction paper, glue, a different magazine and safety scissors. Give them a list of body parts – it can be both people and animal: for example, three eyes; four legs; a dog’s head; a horse’s tail. They have to find those body parts in the magazine, cut them out and glue them to the construction paper in an approximation of a Halloween monster.
Spot the slime
Fill plastic ziplock bags with ‘slime’ – mashed banana, cooked-until-soggy pasta or spaghetti, grapefruit peelings, lumpy porridge, damp pretzels or crisps, and baked beans. The children take turns to put their hands in while blindfolded and guess what it is!