1. Play Freeze with Monster Mash: Put on everyone’s favorite Halloween tune and call out a position they have to freeze in each time you pause the music. For example, standing on one foot, bear position, crab position, or roll up like ball, etc. It’s up to you how long to have them freeze and challenge their core muscles and balance in different positions.
2. Pumpkin Play: If you are done with your pumpkins for decoration (and they aren’t too rotten), you can let your children explore different ways to play with them. With smaller pumpkins, you can play bowling. You can use any objects around the house for bowling pins, such as empty plastic bottles with a little rice in the bottom. If they want they can even decorate the pins to go with the halloween theme. Another idea would be to play ring toss using pumpkins that have longer stems. You can cut rings out of cardboard or maybe you have rings from another game that you can take out and toss over to the pumpkin stem. I’m sure once you get started playing with pumpkins, your kids with think of a few to add to the list!
3. Spider Web Challenge: Using painter’s tape, you can make a spider web on the floor inside or outside and mark off a clear start and finish. If you have any plastic spiders around for Halloween, place them in the holes of the web scattered around or you can make spiders out of paper. Ask your child to walk along the web (tape) while picking up the spiders along the way. This challenges balance to walk on a narrow line as well as by having to reach down and outside the base of support for the spiders without stepping off the web.
If this sparks your creativity and you come up with other fun Halloween games we would love to hear about it! Happy Halloween!