Monday, 18 October 2010

Halloween Party games

The Black Cat and Her Kittens
A great Halloween game for children which is neither too tricky or too scary for them.
One child is chosen as the black cat and is taken from the room for a moment. The rest of the children then take their places around the room, laying their heads on their arms so that they cannot see anything. The game leader touches several children on their heads, tapping them as the black cat’s kittens. When the black cat returns to the room, the kittens softly meow for their mother, and the mother attempts to locate them by their meows. The first kitten to be found takes the mother cat’s place for the next round, but the rest must keep up their meowing until every last kitten is found.

Apple Pass
This relay Halloween game can also be played with oranges and allows everyone to get up close!
Line up the kids in two rows, the same number of children in each line.
They have to pass the apple to the person behind them only using their chin, without using hands or dropping the apple. If the apple drops a team must start from the beginning again.

Snap Apple
Tie strings around apples and suspend them from the ceiling or a tree branch (we even use the washing line!). You may need to adjust the length once your players arrive so they are at mouth height or lower.
Each player must attempt to eat the entire apple without touching it with their hands. Another prize can be given to the person who gets the first bite out of their apple. It is quite tricky, and you may want to change apples for donuts for younger children.