What’s a party without games? The second rotation of our 4-part Halloween classroom party is station #2: games. We have four fab games as suggestions: spider toss, skeleton says, costume dress-up, and pin the face on the pumpkin. You can do all four games at your party or choose whichever ones fit best with the age group and time allotment. The game station can be run with just one energetic helper.

This classroom party could also work at home or as part of another Halloween party.

Game: Spider Toss.

Supplies: a bucket, 3-5 big spiders

Each child takes a turn tossing the spiders into the bucket. If they miss the bucket you can let them try again.

Game: Skelton Says.

Supplies: a paper or plastic skeleton (optional), printout of the skeletal system

This game is played similarly to Simon Says. The game table leader (a parent helper or the teacher) says “put your hand on your cranium (or femur, or other scientific bone term)” and the kids try to guess where that bone is. It’s supposed to be a funny game, so if the kids guess the bones to be in a wrong spot then just laugh and show them where the bone really is. We have a printable PDF of the skeletal system for you to use, just click on the picture below. PDF image taken from here.

Game: Costume Dress-up.

Supplies: random items from old Halloween costumes such as glasses, shoes, wigs, clothing items, hats, etc.

Sort the costume items into two even piles. Divide the children into two teams. When the table leader says go, have the children race to see which team can put on all of the costume items first. Each person should put on at least one item. The fastest team wins.

Game: Pin the Face on the Pumpkin.

Supplies: a large 36″ orange balloon, black paper and double sided tape or sticky foam cut into pumpkin face shapes

If you can’t find a large balloon, just use a smaller balloon–it will be just as much fun. When it’s their turn, blindfold or have a child close his eyes then have him try to put a jack-o-lantern face piece onto the balloon where the face should go. After everyone has had a turn, laugh at the funny jack-o-lantern face they’ve created.

Photos by Nicole Gerulat.

6 Comments

  1. Great game ideas, Brittany!

    Karen ~ lillybelle Custom Designs    Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  2. I just wanted to give you a big THANK YOU! for all of these fantastic posts. We just did the Art Gallery Party for my six year old’s birthday party. It was a hit and you made my life so much easier. I’m happy to say that many of my friends wnated to know where I got the ideas and I passed them along your way.
    Thanks again!
    Annie

    Annie    Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  3. great games! simple and fun!

    Sandi    Wednesday, October 20, 2010
  4. Britt, your blog looks fabulous. What fantastic ideas & photos. LOVE IT!

    Warmly, Michelle

    Michelle @ Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust    Wednesday, October 20, 2010
  5. Thank you so much for the skeletal system link, I have been wanting to do this with my boys. A lovely blog too!

    Tasha T    Tuesday, October 26, 2010
  6. I love the Halloween Party! I used the menu for my Kindergarten students at school and they loved it! They really liked the owl cupcakes and were really slow about eating them! They were just too cute! If you have any Christmas party ideas, please let me know – your site made my party menu a hit! :)

    Heather Melton    Thursday, November 4, 2010

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