Most kids love everything Halloween. As adults, we assume it is because Halloween means candy and children generally love candies. But a lot of kids love more than just the prosperity of candy at Halloween time. They really get into the ghoulish aspect of the holiday and delight from the displays of goopy brains and squishy body parts.
Halloween games, so, can be extremely enjoyable and goopy, if you wish. The kids are going to go with it, don’t worry.
To start, a mind game. There’s an enjoyable game on store shelves in which you select through a rubber “mind” to determine what’s in it. You can make this easily yourself. Create some jello and fill it using many different items, like gummy worms and other gummy candy, some little candy and trinkets and other things. Tell the children to root around in the bowl of jello (call it a “mind” if this will find the kids more curious) to figure out what’s inside. It is goopy and cluttered and children love it. Best, however, color the jello black so that it’s too dark to see what is inside and it looks more like goopy brain matter (the way children see it, anyhow).
In that same, or similar vein, children love the spaghetti game. Make certain that they’re wearing a smock over their clothing or are wearing play clothes before enjoying this game. Make a big bowl of spaghetti and fill it with all kinds of items, like plastic germs, gummy worms and other items that might feel somewhat strange. Make the children feel around in the bowl of spaghetti and identify the items they feel. Whoever has the most things recorded (and right) has a prize. Spaghetti, anyone?
Another similar game that’s always popular is to have a cardboard box and paint it black, both inside and outside. Split a little hole at the top, really only large enough for your children to receive their hands into, and fill the box with many different items. They can be related to Halloween (such as a small