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October 24th, 2011 at 5:00 am

Creating a Fun Halloween Party

A party seems like such a big endeavor, but putting a few games and snacks together makes a fun event for the kids. I want to share some things I did for my  sons’ classes last year.

Snacks

This is a great treat that looks like a giant candy corn but isn’t full of sugar. Take a simple frosting bag (found in the cake decorating supplies) and fill with regular popcorn, cheese popcorn, and caramel corn. The preschoolers think this snack is great. Instead of cheese popcorn I used the corn puffs since my youngest doesn’t like anything cheesy.

What is more Halloween than some worms to eat? Make Grape jello and add some food coloring to make them more worm colored. Fill a glass with the jello mixture and then set straws in the glass. Squeeze out worms for everyone to enjoy.

We also had punch, but to make it more fun I hid the pitcher and filled a bowl inside of a cauldron. I purchased some dry ice which I put in the bowl and covered with water. Just remember, a little dry ice is enough to make a fun effect!

Games

An easy game is to have a Witches Hat Ring Toss. Purchase some witches hat’s from the dollar store and stuff with newspaper. Use rings of some sort (I used glow necklaces) to throw around the hats.

Another fun activity is a sensory box. I took a box and cut a hole in it and covered with a cloth. I filled it with stuff and had the kids pass it around to touch. Some of the fun things I added were:

  • Popcorn Kernels – Witches Teeth
  • Bologna – Tongue
  • Peeled Grapes – Eyeballs
  • Spaghetti – Brains
Mummy Wrap was a game the kids had a lot of fun with. They each got a roll of toilet paper and got to wrap up their friends. At the end I let them all wrap up their teacher.
The Kindergarten teacher was big into learning sight words so we played Sight Word BINGO. I took a Halloween BINGO board I found on the web and just added some of their sight words.
The party was a big hit and I only hope that I can live up to the expectations that were set last year!

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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