Halloween is looming near, and if you have a preschooler grandkid, you probably want to treat them to some festive games. Maybe you're even looking to hold a Halloween shindig for plenty of little kids in your life. The only problem is, if you have really young grandchildren it can get hard to know what games and activities may be appropriate for them (plus, let's face it, you hardly have the energy to think up anything yourself). Luckily, we saved you the stress and found some super cute and crafty games that you can play with the little ones, be it alone at home or while hosting a haunted get-together!
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This game is guaranteed fun, and it looks super spooky-cute too! Cut out a giant witch hat from black foam board, and hot glue candy corn as a trim in the middle of the hat. Then, use orange construction paper to trim around the rest of it. Hot glue some miniature cauldrons to the board and don't forget to add "Witch Pitch" onto the hats brim. From there, you just let children throw candy corn into the cauldron, and whoever throws the most wins!
Although, lets face it, once candy corn is involved nobody's losing!
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A variation on a classic, you simply need to wrap white crepe streamers and have the kiddies race to a finish line. Just make sure they're playing on a soft ground so playtime is actually ouchless!
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This is a great one-on-one game if you're spending time with a toddler, boosting motor and math skills, as well as the ability to match. Using plastic spider rings (we all have a fleet left over from years of trick-or-treating) and striped, black and orange straws, have your tiny tyke stack the spiders according to color!
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Punch a Box
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We love that there are only winners in this game. Fill plastic cups with a variety of candies and Halloween goodies, and overlay with orange tissue paper. Then, cut circles into an (ideally spraypainted) cardboard box) and put in the covered cups. Have kids push the tissue through to see what their prize is. No tricks, just treats.
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Bowl like an Egyptian! Or maybe not, but we love this super simple way to jazz up generic plastic bowling pins by wrapping them up in some spare Cottonelle (and doing the same with a soft plastic ball). But we'd argue that adding the goggle eyes and teensy bowls really amp up the charm!
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Halloween Sensory "I Spy" Bottles
Another good game for toddlers, this is an easy activity to keep kids entertained. Fill plastic bottles with a mixture of filler beads, and tiny Halloween trinkets from the Dollar Store. Halloween erasers and more spider rings would work well here. Once you hot glue the cap on top, have kids take a look at what creepy characters are inside, and see if they can name them all!
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