Happy, Happy Halloween
“August is fine, September is keen, but wake me up when it’s Halloween”
Halloween is this weekend! (Well, this upcoming Monday) but we all know you will be celebrating it this weekend with your beloved friends and family.
Halloween is a joyous time for children and their cravings for candy. It’s the only time of the year where it is socially acceptable to take candy from a stranger AND get a huge bag full of it.
We thought we would try to excite the children into other ways of receiving candy, through some fun activities and healthy competition with their friends.
Below, we have compiled a list of some spooky activities that can be done either in the comfort of your own home or outside in your garden, with your friends and family.
Mummy Relay Race
Divide the children into groups of 2-3 (depending on how many children there are at the party), and have one wrap the other up like a mummy with toilet paper – (you may have to buy a lot of toilet paper for this activity..).
Have the children participate in a mummy race, where the first mummy that gets to the finish line, WINS! You can even have them win a prize or give them gummy worms – mummies love worms.
Feed the Monster Game
This can come in handy if you have an empty cardboard box laying around your house, or if you have recently moved homes! Use this empty cardboard box to style it up like a monster – you can have the children help you decorate it, as well.
Get some bean bags, around 5 or so, and you use the monster as a bean-bag toss. Have the children take turns throwing bean bags into the monster’s ‘mouth’.
Spiderweb Walking Game
Using any coloured tape that you desire, you can tape your floor or carpet with the design of a spider web and have the kids walk on the lines, attempting to balance themselves and see for how long they can stay balanced on the web.
You can have the children avoid obstacles on the way and win rewards, without ‘falling off’. This is great with a younger and smaller age group and if it’s rainy outside.
You can either bake Halloween cookies, or buy some store bought halloween designed ones, if you don’t have time.
Place the cookie on the contestant’s forehead and tell them to wiggle their face (no hands!), to try and get the cookie into their mouth.
This can be used for an older age group as well! This can be done outside, or even inside the house, whichever you prefer.
Hope you enjoyed our list of these playful Halloween activities to do for your kids and family, and have a Happy, Happy Halloween!