Have Fun With These Halloween Games & Activities For Children

The majority of kids love all things Halloween. As adults, we assume it’s because Halloween means candy and kids generally love candy. But many kids love more than just the abundance of candy at Halloween time. They really get into the ghoulish aspect of the holiday and delight in the displays of goopy brains and squishy body parts.

Halloween games, therefore, can be really fun and goopy, if you wish. The kids will go with it, don’t worry.

First up, a brain game. There’s a fun game on store shelves where you pick through a rubber “brain” to figure out what’s in it. You can make this easily yourself. Make some jello and fill it with a variety of items, like gummy worms and other gummy candies, some small candy and trinkets and other items. Tell the kids to root around in the bowl of jello (call it a “brain” if this will get the kids more interested) to figure out what’s in it. It’s goopy and messy and kids love it. Best yet, color the jello black so it’s too dark to see what’s inside and it looks more like goopy brain matter (the way kids see it, anyway).

In that same, or similar vein, kids love the spaghetti game. Be sure they are wearing a smock over their clothes or are wearing play clothes before playing this game. Make a big bowl of spaghetti and fill it with all kinds of items, like plastic bugs, gummy worms and other items that might feel a bit strange. Make the kids feel around in the bowl of spaghetti and identify the items they feel. Once they are done and cleaned up, have them list as many items as they can remember. Whoever gets the most items listed (and right) gets a prize. Spaghetti, anyone?

Of course any Halloween game or activity is much more fun if you are have a scary face painting design painted on your face. There are so many designs to suitable for the halloween holidays. For example how about a skull, ghost, witch, or an alien. And, you’ll be pleased to know that learning to face paint is not that difficult. Even if you think you are not artistic. All you need is to follow along to step by step instruction.
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And, of course, practice, practice , practice those face painting designs. But you’ll find you are never short of volunteers to sit for you. In fact, you are likely to find that you’re the most popular mom in the neighborhood.

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