Suitable Halloween Games for Preschoolers
As a former preschool teacher, youth director, and nanny, I have coordinated many Halloween parties over the years. This hub is a step-by-step guide to some of my favorite activities and games.
Decorate your own cupcake or cookie
Frosted cupcakes or cookies (one for each guest)
Various add-ons, including gummy worms, eyes, shredded coconut, sprinkles
Small Halloween plates
Put the cupcakes or cookies on individual plates. Sort the decorating ingredients into dishes. Give each child a plate and let them go for it. After admiring their creations, they get to eat them.
Brown paper bag
Candy for filling
Glue or tape
Prepare the piñata form ahead of time by cutting some crepe paper into pieces for confetti and placing confetti and candy in the paper bag. Staple the bag top shut. Attach string or yarn for hanging.
Give the children crepe paper and let them decorate the paper bag by cutting or tearing paper, then gluing or taping it onto the bag. When the piñata is ready, hang it up and organize the game.
Monster mash guess who?
Various cut-out pictures of Halloween monsters and other Halloween-themed items
Tape one picture to each child's back. The children ask the others questions about who is on their back. The child answering cannot say straight out what the picture is, but can give hints. When the child guesses the picture on their back, they are allowed to remove it and see it.
Decorate munchkins (mini-pumpkins)
Munchkins, one for each guest
Stickers, paint, pipe cleaners, wiggly eyes, and/or other decorating supplies (not markers)
Glue (not glue sticks)
Ahead of time, arrange the decorating elements in piles.
Give each child a munchkin and let them have fun.
Halloween beanbag toss
Halloween-themed tossing board OR orange paper plates decorated like jack-o'-lanterns
Set up the tossing board or lay out the paper plates as targets. Give each chld beanbags and have them stand behind the masking-tape line. Children toss the beanbags in to see how many points they can make.
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