Class Party Halloween Games
Ever asked a Child what’s the best holiday time for him or Her? the most likely answer from most kids will be Christmas, with Halloween coming in as the second. Some Kids will choose Halloween as their first favorite. But this holiday, with all its scary features, likely makes the top two favorite holidays on most children’s’ lists.
To that end, then, it’s always fun to have an entertaining never to forget Halloween class party. With lots of fun games and activities, and lots of candy for prizes of course, it’s sure to be a hit with kids of all school ages.
For younger kids,
Game- pumpkin bowling
Find some of those inexpensive plastic pumpkin treat buckets and stack them up on a hard floor. You can stack them as high as you like, but you have to start with at least three buckets. If you get many buckets, you can make a pyramid out of them. Find some lightweight plastic balls – plastic bowling balls are excellent for this. And let the kids go bowling! The kids love knocking over the pumpkin heads and all the kids who play should get a prize for this game.
Kids of all ages enjoy making mummies out of themselves and their friends. Here’s how you play. Bring in toilet paper, lots and lots of toilet paper. Group the Kids. When you begin timing the kids, they must wrap the chosen person up in the toilet paper, mummy style. The first team who is all wrapped wins. The child who’s wrapped up like a mummy can then break out of the toilet tissue wrap with a scary noise “roar” and the game begins again so the other child can also be wrapped. Be sure to play some spooky Halloween sound track with some scary noise while this game is being played to add to the atmosphere. Allow them to take photos as this will help in scrape booking in another class time or as a take home activity.
Have all the kids get in a circle and begin a spooky story from a Halloween story Book, Let them make up the story themselves or you could create it yourself handing out lines to each child in a piece of paper and have them read it out loud, Play a Halloween sound track to get the atmosphere scary. The story can begin with the classic, “It was a dark and spooky night…” and then the person next in the circle continues the story. Each child adds something to the story as it moves around the circle. If the Kids are young, you can keep the story on the straight and narrow by indicating no gruesome elements will be allowed. If the kids are older, you can decide how scary the story can be. Be aware that children in higher grades will not only like their stories fairly scary and gruesome, but some might even add “booger” and “snot” and “throw up” elements to their story. Set the rules ahead of time to prepare for this type of storytelling.
The Musical Chairs
This version includes playing Halloween music (think “Monster Mash” or “Thriller” by Michael Jackson) and asking the kids to act as spooky and scary as they can while they race around the chairs. You can set up the rules depending on the ages of the children. For example, for children in the lower grades you can tell them to just walk around the chairs until the music stops. As they get older, you can add challenging elements, such as make scary faces as you walk around the chairs, do the monster mash (whatever that means to the individual kid) and other things like that. You’re sure to get some creative responses.
Kids love cakewalks, But this kind of game aren’t practical in the classroom. You could, however, have a treat walk. Create enough space in the classroom. Again, play some Halloween-sound track and have the kids walk around in a circle as they do for cakewalks during other school events. Instead of having them walk onto number squares or circles, however, you can have them walking onto cardboard discs that include pictures of ghosts, monsters and the like. The person running the cakewalk will stop the music and pull a matching picture out of a pumpkin head. Instead of calling “#14”, for example, as the winner of the cakewalk, it will be “ghost head” or “monster mouth”.