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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