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Suitable Halloween Games for Preschoolers

Updated on October 3, 2008

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.

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Mummy cupcake by Cupcake Creations
Mummy cupcake by Cupcake Creations
Gummy worm cupcake by Cupcake Creations
Gummy worm cupcake by Cupcake Creations

Decorate your own cupcake or cookie

Supplies:

Frosted cupcakes or cookies (one for each guest)

Various add-ons, including gummy worms, eyes, shredded coconut, sprinkles

Small Halloween plates

Directions:

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.

Photo credit:  Amprodis on Flickr
Photo credit: Amprodis on Flickr

Halloween piñata

Supplies:

Brown paper bag

Crepe paper

Candy for filling

Stapler

Scissors

Glue or tape

Directions:

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.

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Photo credit: Violentz on Flickr
Photo credit:  Violentz on Flickr
Photo credit: Violentz on Flickr
Photo credit:  Violentz on Flickr
Photo credit: Violentz on Flickr
Photo credit:  Violentz on Flickr
Photo credit: Violentz on Flickr
Photo credit:  Violentz on Flickr
Photo credit: Violentz on Flickr
Photo credit:  Violentz on Flickr
Photo credit: Violentz on Flickr

Monster mash guess who?

Supplies:

Various cut-out pictures of Halloween monsters and other Halloween-themed items

Masking tape

Directions:

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.

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Photo credit: WestBankLibrary on Flickr

Decorate munchkins (mini-pumpkins)

Supplies:

Munchkins, one for each guest

Stickers, paint, pipe cleaners, wiggly eyes, and/or other decorating supplies (not markers)

Glue (not glue sticks)

Directions:

Ahead of time, arrange the decorating elements in piles.

Give each child a munchkin and let them have fun.

U. Hills children's Halloween party.  Photo credit:  Diana
U. Hills children's Halloween party. Photo credit: Diana

Halloween beanbag toss

Supplies:

Halloween-themed tossing board OR orange paper plates decorated like jack-o'-lanterns

Beanbags

Masking tape

Directions:

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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    • Moon Daisy profile image

      Moon Daisy 9 years ago from London

      Ah, I see what you mean. Sorry, I didn't think it through properly, lol!

      Wow, you have been busy. I'll take a look at them.

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      KT pdx 9 years ago from Vancouver, WA, USA

      You're welcome! Yep, I could make it into one for the HubMob, but I unfortunately can't answer two requests with the same hub. Besides, I've already written three for this HubMob. ;)

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      Moon Daisy 9 years ago from London

      Thanks for answering my request with this great hub! There are some really nice ideas there, especially the one for decorating cakes or biscuits.

      (Btw. you could make your Hub into a HubMob hub! https://hubpages.com/forum/topic/8155)

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