Ms Beason's 5th grade class

Halloween ideas

Posted on: October 27, 2008

Halloween
Party Games & Activities For Kids

Turn this Halloween into more than just costumes and candy.

Here are some ideas from www.amazingmoms.com

Take the opportunity to share some family fun. Host a Halloween party,

play Halloween games, make Halloween crafts, explore a
pumpkin and play

in the leaves.

Quick Ideas For
Family Halloween Fun

Haunted Halloween Touchy Feely Box – YUCK!

Cut
a hole in a box large enough, to reach in with your hand.
The "Box Master" says that a "Mad Scientist Dr. IB Wicked” left his experiment behind.—one at a time place
bowls of cold noodles, olives, slime…etc. for the player to feel -No looking!

Kids
sit either sit around in a circle in dark room or be blindfolded. Pass around
the following:

·        
three
eyeballs

peeled grapes

(are from
a family of Cyclopses)

·        
bloody
fingers

– pieces of carrots stuck in bowl of red gelatin

·        
brains
cooked
oatmeal (were borrowed from Frankenstein)

·        
intestines– cooked spaghetti; add oil so
spaghetti doesn’t stick together – (were a donation from Dracula’s private
collection)

·        
mouse
breath

– Parmesan cheese (to increases night vision)

·        
extract
of grass hoppers –
pine
and nutmeg (to improve long-jumping ability)

·        
charred
bat’s feet –
charred
wood (excellent for hearing),

·        
owl
pellets –
dry
yeast (great for cunning),

·        
fur
– 
an
old wig (came from Sasquatch) ;

·        
ears
dried
apples (were once attached to a 4,600-year-old Egyptian mummy) ;

·        
12
fingers –
cold
hot dogs
 (are from The Six-Fingered Man)

·      
heart
a
small balloon full of warm water(is from the Loch Ness Monster)

How Many
Words

can
you make from SCARECROW or JACK-O-LANTERN.
For older kids only. Use a write-on wipe-off board for group play or distribute
paper and pencils.

Pumpkin
Guessing Game

Players guess the heft and breadth
of pumpkins in this carnival-like game.

WHAT YOU NEED:

·        
Pumpkins

·        
Bathroom
scale

·        
Measuring
tape

HOW TO PLAY:

1.      Work in teams –  Have players estimate how much each
pumpkin weighs, then check their guesses using a bathroom scale.

2.      Next, have players guess the circumference of each pumpkin.
Check their guesses with a tape measure.

3.      The team with the most accurate guesses wins.


Printables:

(from
familyeducation.com)

·        
Harry Potter word puzzle

·        
Spooky word search

·        
Halloween Activity Book

·        
Ghost Story writing and re-writing

·        
storystarters_halloween.pdf

·        
unscramble_halloween.pdf

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