Top 10 Halloween Games and Activities

We’ve put together a selection of craft activities to help you decorate your home for Halloween. On the 31st, check out our Halloween games. They should keep your little ones entertained for a while!

Decorate Your Front Door

What better way to show your celebrating Halloween, by decorating your front door? There are so many good ideas online and you can be as simple or as creative as you wish. Here’s a few ideas:

  • Create a ghost, pumpkin or monster face
  • Wrap your door up like a mummy
  • Decorate with Halloween props
  • Cover in a spider’s web and add big spiders
  • My favourite one by far, is the witch that’s crashed into your door!
Mummified front door

DIY Decorations

Eekkkk! I think I need a whole blog just for this one! There are so many great ideas but where to start? Here’s a few easy ones:

Bunting
These are easy to make from card and the Halloween figures are simple yet effective.

Pom Pom Spiders
We like this simple DIY tutorial to make pom pom spiders. We decided to make a glittery web so that we could hang our spiders in front. Eekkkk!!!

Halloween Plates
Who knew that plates could be so versatile! You can basically use a paper plate to create any Halloween figure you like. We’ve made five, to give you some ideas.

Halloween Lanterns
Once lit, these lanterns produce an eery glow and makes a great accessory to your window or party table.

You’ll need:
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper
  • A paintbrush
  • A clean jar with the label taken off
  • Diluted PVA glue (approx. 40% water to 60% glue)
  • Halloween silhouettes (black and white images from Clipart, cut out using nail scissors)
  • Tea light candles (or battery operated, to keep little ones safe)
What to do:
  1. Cut the tissue paper into small strips.
  2. Using the paintbrush, cover the outside of the jar with glue. Cover with a layer of tissue paper.
  3. Apply a coat of glue and then cover with another layer of tissue paper.
  4. Apply another coat of glue.
  5. Stick on your silhouette/s and brush over with glue.
  6. Leave your jars to dry.
  7. Add a tealight and watch your lantern glow.

Halloween Cards

As we can’t celebrate with friends and family this year, why not make and send a hand-made Halloween card instead. Here’s some that my son has made this year for our family.

Playdough Monsters

Playdough is a fun activity for all ages. See who can make the scariest or funniest monster! You can use whatever is in your craft box, but these materials work well; goggly eyes, pipe cleaners, sequins, pom poms, buttons, lollipop sticks and if you’re feeling brave, glitter! Display the little monsters around your home!

Halloween Charades

This is a fun game to play with the family! We like this one that we found on Pinterest.

Bingo

Don’t worry, you don’t have to design one, there’s loads of free printable versions online. Here’s a great one for little children.

Scavenger Hunt

The great thing about a scavenger hunt, is it can be done inside or outside. Make a list of things to find around the house, garden or in your street. Alternatively, fun-squared.com has designed a free printable version for everyone to use.
Board
Hunt cards

Spider Races

A nice simple game for all ages. Hand each child a plastic spider and a straw. The children need to move the spider along, by blowing throw the straw.

Mummies

WARNING... you need toilet roll for this game so fingers crossed your local supermarket has some! This game is typically played in pairs but if this is not possible, family members can just have fun wrapping up each other. Either competing against another team or the clock, one person needs to wrap toilet roll around their team member so they resemble a mummy. Have a mirror ready as children love looking at themselves all dressed up.

Halloween Movie Night… Or Day!

There are plenty of child friendly films to choose from, so why not take a little time out to relax. We all like to snack whilst watching a film so how about creating a Halloween platter. Your platter can be full of savoury or sweet treats. Check out our Top 10 Halloween Recipes, for ideas. Now…. close the curtains, grab a cushion (in case you’re scared) and snuggle down to enjoy the film.

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Not sure what to do about Trick or Treating this year? Read our Top 5 Alternatives to Trick or Treating.

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