Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Games for Kids 3 and Under

I just received an email stating "Help, I need Halloween party games for 18 months to 3 years old."

I had to sit back and think about this question, should really young kids be playing Halloween party games? Then I said to myself, it all depends on the game and the challenge and the games.

So here are some Halloween party games for the under 3 crowd.

First rule for Party Games for those 3 and under, keep it simple and don't make it scary.

Pumpkin Search
Go into a room and hide a few mini-pumpkins (the small ones).
When the you come out let the kids know that pumpkins are hidden in the room and they are to go in and find them. And bring them back to you.
Rehide and play again - play this game 2 or 3 times.
After you finish the game, decorate the pumpkins with markers or other items.

Find the Halloween Object
Take various objects associated with Halloween
Witches Hat, Skeleton, Pumpkin, Ghost etc...
Take Pictures of each Halloween item
Hide the Halloween items in a room or area
One person at a time show the child a picture of a Halloween item (Witches Hat) and then have them search the room to find it. Once they find it the grab it and return to the group and the next child goes.
If a child has difficulty finding the item then consider saying them are getting warmer (closer) or colder (farther) away from the object.
For this game make sure there is 1 Halloween object to be found for each child. To be safe we recommend you hide 2 - 3extra items in cases you have extra guests.

Halloween Monster Dance
An easy Halloween activity is just to turn on some Halloween music and do a monster dance, where you go out and dance with all the dance and just have fun. An easy time killer and should get them laughing and dancing.

I think a few of our kids Halloween party games for 3 - 7 year olds can also work for the 3 and under crowd with adult help.
- Halloween Corners - Fun music and all you need to do is choose a corner
- Witch's Hat Ring Toss - If they can follow directions, it's worth a shot
- Spooky Walk - Revise into a Not So Spooky Walk
Check out the full list of 20 kid's Halloween party games for ages 3 to 7 each game has instructions and most are diy Halloween games.

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