Planning to invite friends and family over for Halloween, or just fancy getting spooky with your nearest and dearest? We’ve got some easy, fun Halloween games to keep them entertained...
John Brown’s body
Not for the faint-hearted!
Prepare a tray with these items:
Cold cooked sausage (fingers)
Peeled grapes (eyes)
Washing up glove, filled with water and frozen (hand)
Wet, round shaped sponge (heart)
Playdough shaped into nose shape and dried (nose)
Playdough shaped into ear shape and dried (ear)
Bowl of jelly (stomach)
Blindfold the group, with one person remaining to be game controller.
The controller passes an item to each person in turn for them to guess what it is. A point is scored for each correct answer.
The winner gets to choose which part of John Brown’s body they’d like to eat (a fresh food item!)
Group together various sized pumpkins, still with their stalks. Draw a line, or mark one with a rope 5 feet away. Players have to toss hoops over the stalks. The winner is the one with the most hoops on successfully landed on the pumpkins. This is a great way to make use of your spooky pumpkins during the day - or try lit up at night for a twist!
Get ready in advance by decorating some empty tin cans. The kids’ll love to get involved with this, just hand them some paints and brushes and let their imaginations loose! Think Frankenstein, Witches and Wizards, Black Cats, Ghosts, Monsters. You can even add extra effects like googly eyes.
All they have to do is set up the hand crafted ‘pins’ and try to knock them down with a tennis ball.
Or, what about these traditional Halloween games:
Apple bobbing/Snap apple
Go old school and pop some apples in a big bucket/tub of water, or hang them with string to a tree in your garden. All the children (and you!) need to do, is grab the apple using only your mouth.
This one’s a keeper!
Ghost in the graveyard
Not as spooky as it sounds, this one is a Halloween’d version of hide n’ seek.
One player (the ghost) hides. The rest of the group get together at their base. They count together, loudly from one o’clock up to midnight. Then they must scatter to find the ‘ghost’. When one of them finds him/her they shout ‘ghost in the graveyard’ and they need to rush back to their base before being caught by the ghost. What could go wrong?!