Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Activity Perfect for Groups, Office or Storytime

Are little ghouls, goblins and witches coming to your office to go trick or treating or do you need a simple but fun activity that is fun but not to crazy? Well, thanks to Beverly L., I have a great Halloween activity for you. Click here for additional Halloween games.

The Halloween Spooky Sounds Story
With just a little bit of work you will be ready

This is a campfire type story adapted for Halloween. Everyone gets a different sound effect and when they hear their sound mentioned each time in the story, they make their noise. It is recommended that you have someone who can shut the lights off just before the "scream" at the end of the story! It makes it more dramatic.

Some of the noises are verbal that you make with your voice and some are mechanical that you make with a gadget/toy. So start first with naming a verbal sound and asking for volunteers who are not shy about making verbal sounds. Then go to the mechanical sounds. If you have a lot of people just form groups of people making the same sound.

Divide people into groups for the following sounds:
OWLS (“who’s”)
GHOSTS (“boo’s; and chains to rattle)
EVIL SCIENTISTS (“bwa-ha-ha-ha”) (….this is such a fun sound to do!)
HAUNTED HOUSE (6 creaky sounds made with those crank noise makers that you use for New Year’s. If you turn them slowly, they sound like creaking drs) (Will also need one or two of those toy thunder/lightning gadgets. You could also use a sheet of metal hung from a string for thunder noise instead.)
KILLER CLOWNS (beep horns w/the squeeze bulbs on the ends)
RATTLESNAKES (bags of cheap maracas are available at party supply stores)
Librarian (narrator: says “Shhh!”; and everyone clap for “loud crash”)

Participants may also find it fun to do more than one sound. Do a practice for each sound. Practice everyone loud crash (everyone clap).

Halloween Story It was a dark and foggy evening in ________________(fill in town). In the cool night air, the aroma of fermaldahyde being made in nearby _______________(fill in town) was very prominent. The only sounds to be heard were the OWLS in the distance, the HAUNTED HOUSE on the corner with its creaking doors and thunder and lightning which always seem to surround the house.

Occasionally the KILLER CLOWN car would pass down the street, often being chased by the GHOSTS’ truck making a racket with all of their boo-ing and rattling of their chains. Within the town library, someone turned a page too loudly and the LIBRARIAN said, “SSSh!”. Meanwhile down on the street corner could be seen the notorious gang of EVIL SCIENTISTS. You never quite know what they’re gonna be up to next.

Suddenly, from every sewer drain in the town could be heard the sea of resident RATTLESNAKES! They all slithered into the street and up the steps of the library. Each RATTLESNAKE took a book and slithered over to one of the tables. One of the RATTLESNAKES remarked, “If you asp me, that boa the LIBRARIAN is wearing looks really constricting!” Guess what the LIBRARIAN said? That’s right — “SSSh!”.

Outside, the OWLS could be heard more strongly. The KILLER CLOWN car approached the intersection, followed by the GHOSTS. As they approached the intersection, the KILLER CLOWN driving the car signaled a right turn. Oddly enough, his car made a left turn. The truck behind them slammed on its brakes and there was a LOUD CRASH! Down went the tail gate of the truck and out tumbled the GHOSTS. The EVIL SCIENTISTS came running over from the corner to see what had happened.

Just then, the storm from the HAUNTED HOUSE expanded over the whole town. The RATTLESNAKES convinced the librarian that the best place for everyone to gather was in the library. So, all of the OWLS flew into the library. The didn’t know what to read, so they just winged it.

The EVIL SCIENTISTS headed for the physics section and began arguing over where they were going to get the 3.14 pumpkins needed to make their specialty pumpkin pi. The librarian then ushered to…….. “Send in the CLOWNS”. The GHOSTS followed shortly thereafter being absolutely thrilled with any book in the library because all books include the word "Books".

The LIBRARIAN was hopelessly saying over and over again “SSSh, SSSh!”. And for a while at least ALL OF THE SOUNDS WERE GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME!.......But an hour later, everything was peaceful again in ____________(fill in town). The OWLS went back to the trees, the HAUNTED HOUSE brought its storm back home again, the EVIL SCIENTISTS went back to their corner, the GHOSTS got back in their truck, the KILLER CLOWNS eventually all made it back into their little clown car, and the RATTLESNAKES went back to their sewer drains.

And the LIBRARIAN? Well, she looked around the library at the floating feathers, the slime on the books, the overturned tables, the broken chairs…...And then, all of the sudden, she SCREAMED! (scream!) The End.

Pair this with a printable Halloween trivia or word games and you should have a nice Halloween activity perfect for 20 - 40 minutes.

And for more Halloween games and scary stories visit our Halloween games at Party Game Ideas.

The Party Game Ideas Lady

Monday, October 27, 2008

Rainy Halloween – Now What Do You Do?

Well it looks like it will be raining on Halloween in some parts of the country, so Trick or Treating might be limited. Well don’t let your Halloween be a wash out.

If you are having a party and were planning outdoor activities, try adding some Halloween word finds or printable Halloween games to the mix. There are a lot of games and activities and you can print and play in just a few minutes. Play some indoor games and have a Halloween costume walk where everyone can show off their costumes.

Be sure to get pictures of everyone during the costume walk and during the party and if possible place in a digital frame.

Remember all is not lost if it is raining out, just be creative and have fun.
Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady

Monday, October 13, 2008

Halloween Classroom and Group Activities

Want to keep a classroom or group busy and maybe even quite to? Well use these printable Halloween games to keep them entertained while you get supplies, correct papers or prepare to hand out assignments.

I found a site that offers Halloween and Thanksgiving games and activities including Word Finds, Halloween Trivia, Hidden Messages, Unscramble the Words and over 40 other games and activities that you can print from your computer.

What is great is that you get Halloween activities for October but you also get Fall and Thanksgiving activities to so your group or students won’t see the same activity twice!

Learn more about these printable Halloween games and activities.

Sarah – The Party Game Ideas Lady

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Top 10 Bridal Shower Games

This week I am following up most post on Baby Shower games with the Top 10 Bridal Showers games from Party Game Ideas. This list helps you find the best games fast.

Top 10 Bridal Shower Games
1. Bride Leaves the Room
2. Newlywed Game
3. Honeymoon Story Game
4. Centerpiece Game
5. Bridal Shower Bingo
6. Bridal Advice Game
7. Bridal Shower Hot Potato
8. Bake a Cake Game
9. Couples Cotton Ball Game
10. Recipe for a Successful Marriage

Need more? View all Bridal Shower Games

Enjoy your shower
Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady