Scary Halloween Games for Kids

A Halloween party with scary Halloween games for kids will often be the highlight of the season for many kids. Halloween is a favorite time of the year for kids and as adults we might assume that it is the candy that makes it so popular. But for many children there is another favorite aspect – the ghoulish displays, conversations and decorations. At other times of the year this same things might be deemed to be quite inappropriate but at Halloween horror and ghoulish stuff abounds.

There are a few different games that are sure to give them a chill up the spine without actually leaving them too scared to turn off the light for the next few months. The object of scary Halloween games for kids is not to leave them petrified to but to give them a shiver or two.

The Brain Game is always popular with kids at Halloween. Just make a large bowl of jello and add plastic bugs, candy worms and other trinkets. The jello can be colored to make it dark so that the kids can’t see what’s in it. Next let the kids feel their way around the brains to see what they can find. They can keep any trinkets they find and be given fresh candy to replace any candy that they find. This game can also be repeated with a bowl of spaghetti and renamed the Gory Guts Game.

Another scary Halloween game for kids is How Does It Feel Like? For this game you will need to provide different objects that the children can use to touch each other. Things that are cold, moist, slimy or sticky will work well. You might include different types of foods and sauces, feathers, spoons, combs, paintbrushes etc.

One child sits in the center of the circle blindfolded. It is best if their arms and legs are bare if possible. The others take turns to gently touch the child in the center with the objects and tell them what ghoulish thing it is, for example a grape cut in half could be gently touched to the skin while the child is told, ‘A mummy is kissing you.’ The child has to try to guess what is touching their skin. Give each child 4 or 5 turns at being touched and see how many things they can guess.

Off course you’ll need to make the rules clear before starting. Don’t touch anyone near the eyes is a good starter. You’ll also need a towel for children to wipe themselves after their turn. This is one that will make their skin crawl as they are told that spiders, vampires and ghouls are touching them.

Of course one of the favorites for Halloween is the scary story. It is easy to turn a scary story into a scary Halloween game for kids. Have the children sit blindfolded as the story is told and a few adult helpers can add sound effects like tinkling bells, moaning or howling. The helpers can also a do some crashing and banging and even included a few physical effects like rubbing feathers over the arm to be spiders.

This Halloween include a few scary Halloween games for kids at your party or in your classroom. The kids will delight in the spooky, gooey, ghoulish fun and beg you for more and more.

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Scary (But Fun) Halloween Party Games

If you have ever been to a Halloween party you know that there are traditional games in which every kid has taken part of. Bobbing for Apples has been a Halloween party games standby for a century or more. The traditional telling of ghost stories with a flashlight on your face still is a Halloween party favorite. This year try something new at your Halloween party. Break from the pack and start a new trend by playing Halloween games that are popular themed and will really give memories of fright and fun and not of boredom. You are sure to think of a few new games yourself, but after reading these ideas it might prime you to be more creative.

Fear Factor is a game show on TV that challenges contestants to do scary and disgusting feats to win a prize. This Halloween, instead of the traditional Halloween party games, have a home fear factor. If you have not seen the show, the basic idea is to perform disgusting, gross dares that will even turn the garbage man’s stomach.

The best way to start the game is to go for touch. Put some disgusting stuff in a box with a hole cut in it. Tell the kids that there is brains in the box and they have to put there hands in the box to move to the next Fear Factor Dare. In the box have a bowl of cold spaghetti smeared with tomato sauce for fake blood. When the children put there hands in the box they will feel the spaghetti but without knowing it is food, they will think it feels like brains.

Have other boxes around for the blind touch game. Put a couple of grapes in a box and tell the child that is the eyes of a dead pirate. In another box put is some beef liver and tell the child that it is the insides of the last child that played the game and lost. In the last bog you can take tied together shoe laces that are wet and cold and you can tell the child that they are feelings the intestines of a murdered woman. You can spin the tale to fit the age groups of the kids, but their heightened imaginations will make this one of the best Halloween party games they have ever played.

The next Fear Factor Halloween game is played with bugs or worms. Have a child sit in a chair blind folded. Tell him that you are taking out a snake out of the box. Tell him that it is a rattle snake. Shake a baby rattle next to his ear and slowly pull a rubber snake over his shoulders and across his body. There are many other gross and scary things that you can incorporate in the game.

A good idea for the end of this Halloween game is to serve gross snacks. Gummy worms and chocolate spiders are a great treat. Candy corn in chocolate pudding also makes a gross, yummy snack. With a little imagination and some creative juices flowing you can make the Halloween party games of the past a memory in only your mind and not your kids.

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