Along with trick-or-treating, kids can also have a fabulous time on Halloween playing hauntingly fun outdoor games.
A lot of the traditional fun outdoor games for kids can be adjusted and turned into a Halloween-themed outdoor adventure for them.
Check out these five games that will give your kids a thrill on the spookiest evening of the year:
1) Skeleton hunt
The first thing you’ll need to do is take apart two sets of plastic skeleton bones. Next, hide the plastic bones in clever places around your outdoor play area. When it’s time to play, divide the children into two teams.
The first team that locates and reassembles their skeleton wins the skeleton hunt.
It’s a fun game that will teach kids how to work as a team while enhancing their puzzle-solving skills.
2) Hide the pumpkins
Hide a bunch of small plastic pumpkins in cool places around your backyard. Give kids a set amount of time to gather as many pumpkins as possible. The kid who collects the most pumpkins can be rewarded with a special treat. It’s a great activity for teaching kids how to compete in a healthy environment.
3) Scarecrow contest
Provide scarecrow making items like old clothes, straw, hats, shoes and pumpkins for each team. Divide the kids into teams, and give the players about 25 minutes to build a scarecrow. Hand out awards for the best, silliest and scariest scarecrow. Building a scarecrow is a fun activity that will allow the kids to showcase their creative side.
4) Halloween balloon burst
Divide kids into teams. One team will tie orange balloons around their ankles, and the other team will tie black balloons around their ankles. When you yell “go,” both teams have to try to keep their balloons “alive” as the other team tries to pop them. When a balloon is popped, the person who is wearing it is out.
The team with the last remaining unpopped balloons wins the game.
Not only is this game fun, it’s a great hand-eye coordination activity for kids.
5) Pumpkin golf
You’ll need a couple of jack-o-lanterns with extra-large carved out mouths to play pumpkin golf. Place the pumpkins on bricks, and lean a piece of sturdy cardboard below the mouth, which will be the ramp leading to it. You can also place a few bricks under the ramp to give it extra support. Divide the kids into teams. The players will use plastic golf clubs to hit balls into the pumpkin’s mouth. The first team to reach 10 points will win a prize. This game will also sharpen a kids’ concentration and hand-eye coordination skills.
Get creative, and add a fun Halloween twist to your kid’s favourite play equipment or outdoor party games.
Playing spooky-themed games is the perfect way to keep your kids entertained on Halloween.
Do you have any other fun games to add to this list? Please share in the comments below.