Making it a Happy Halloween with stories, games and fun ideas!
I've always loved Halloween. From the costumes, to the excited giggles of the kids to the fun and games we have in the house - it's one of the best nights of the year.
To get your little ones into the Halloween mood, why not read "Adam and the Magic Rainbow" together? It's sure to spark their imaginations!
"The Wicked Witch has stolen all the hugs and kisses from the fairies and high-tailed them back to her castle. With no hugs and kisses for the children of the world, can Adam help the fairies and save the day? Can they get the hugs and kisses back with help from, Prince Robbie, Princess Molly and Harry, their Knight in shining armour?"
Getting together at Halloween is the perfect time to play games, dive into some tasty treats and spend time together as a family. Here are some ideas that we played together as a family.
Halloween Bingo: Create bingo cards with Halloween-themed images such as ghosts, pumpkins, bats, and witches' hats. You can use candy corn or small Halloween-themed trinkets as markers. Kids will love the fun bit of competition, marking off items as they're called out.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest: Set up a pumpkin decorating station with pumpkins and a variety of decorating supplies like paint, stickers, googly eyes, and markers. Have a contest to see who can create the spookiest or silliest pumpkin.
Monster Freeze Dance: Play some Halloween music and have the kids dance around like monsters. When the music stops, they have to freeze in their best monster pose. You can even play some eerie sound effects to make it more fun.
Mummy Wrap Relay: Divide the kids into teams and give each team a roll of toilet paper. One child on each team is the mummy, and the other kids have to wrap them in toilet paper as quickly as possible to create a mummy costume. The first team to finish wins.
Witch's Hat Ring Toss: Set up a ring toss game using witches' hats. You can use plastic rings or make rings out of glow sticks for an extra spooky touch. Kids can take turns trying to toss the rings onto the pointy tops of the hats.
Halloween Memory Game: Create a memory game with pairs of Halloween-themed cards, such as bats, black cats, and witches hats. Place the cards face down and have the kids take turns flipping them over two at a time, trying to find matching pairs.
Spider Web Walk: Create a "spider web" on the floor using masking tape. Place Halloween-themed objects at various points on the web (e.g., plastic spiders, mini pumpkins). The kids have to walk along the tape lines without touching the "web" or falling off while collecting the items.
Apple Nibble: I always remember this as it was the hardest one and you really have to end up finding a clever way to win. Hang an apple from the door frame with a piece of string. Whoever can manage to take a bite of the apple without using their hands is the winner. Easy peasy, (not really but great fun!).
Stick it to the Witch: This is a Halloween themed game of 'pin the tail to the donkey'. The goal is to'stick the wart on the witch's nose'. It's really easy, get or draw a picture of a witch and put it on the wall. The kids are blindfolded and spin around three times and then have to stick a piece of blu-tac on the witch's nose. Whoever gets it closest wins a prize.
- Ear Nuts: I learned this little trick from my gorgeous God daughter a few years ago. Get a regular Halloween monkey nut. Take one end and squeeze so the end of the shell splits a little bit. Then push the split end of the nut onto the bottom of your earlobe on your ear and let go. The small split catches the end of your ear to make a beautiful ear-ring!
Of course if you have any games that you love in your house please let me know so I can share them.
Till next time, lots of love, hugs and kisses,