Five Ways To Keep Your Kids Entertained At A Halloween Party

Hosting a Halloween party can be a difficult and stressful thing, ensuring that all your guests are entertained, yet catering for children can be tough.

We’ve come up with some great ways to keep your kids busy and entertained at your next Halloween Party.

Halloween Bingo

This is a very simple concept, using a game that have been around for centuries.

Using several pieces of card (dependent on the number of players) create a grid formation and place a variety of Halloween themed images, ensuring that the order is different on cards. To keep the game fair.

You can take inspiration from some of the many bingo games available at bingo.paddypower.com

Spooky Slime

This is a perfect way to of getting the kids ‘stuck’ into the Halloween spirit. Using clear school glue, water, liquid starch, glitter and small Halloween plastic toys, your kids will be entertained for hours.

You will need:

  • 2 (5 oz) bottles of clear school glue
  • 10 oz water
  • 8 oz liquid starch
  • 30g glitter
  • 30g small Halloween toys.

 

Process

  1. Pour the entire contents of both bottles of glue into a bowl and add water.
  2. Add the glitter and toys to the mixture and stir thoroughly
  3. Gradually add the starch whilst stirring until the mixture forms glob like texture.
  4. Once the mixture has formed a glob, take it out of the bowl and start kneading the slime with your hands, working any excess water into the mixture, removing its sticky texture.
  5. Place in a large bowl and enjoy.

 

Spider Races

Very simple and it takes little to no preparation. The aim of the game is one spider cross the finish line before the other.

You will need:

  • 2 straws
  • 2 plastic spiders
  • One Sheet of Paper
  • 1 Pen

 

Process

  1. Place a piece of paper on a hard surface, with a start and finish line drawn on the top bottom of it
  2. Place both spiders on the start line
  3. Using a straw, each player is required to blow through the straw down on the spider, making it move across the piece of paper across the finish line. First player to get their spider across the finish line wins.

 

Halloween Bowling

This is a very easy and simple way to add a level of competition to your kids Halloween Party Games. Using some tin cans, acrylic paint, a ball and a few decorative features, you can create your very own bowling tournament.

Process

  1. Ensure that all six tin cans are clean, with the labels removed
  2. Paint the tin in a variety of Halloween themed colours and leave to dry
  3. Once dry, add detail to the tin cans and decorate using tissue paper, googley eyes etc.
  4. Place tin cans in a pyramid formation and try knocking them down by rolling a small ball (e.g. a tennis ball) towards the cans.

 

Web Walk Way

This is a great way to introduce, balance, problem solving and can be adapted for various age groups.

You will need:

  • Painters Tape
  • Halloween Toys.

 

Process

  1. Using the tape, make a spider’s web on the floor. You can make it as big or as small (even a half) depending on how much floor space you have. Just make sure that you have an entrance and an exit to the web.
  2. Place the toys on the floor acting as obstacles and be ready to play.