Creep it real with these ideas for your WyldLife clubs this Halloween season.
STRAIGHT-UP HALLOWEEN GAMES:
Toilet Paper Mummy
Arrange everyone into teams of four or five kids. Give each team a few rolls of toilet paper. Each team selects a volunteer from the group to be the mummy. The goal of the game is to wrap the person in as much toilet paper as possible in the allotted time. Team that creates the best mummy wins.
What Bean Is It? Relay
Divide club into teams and put each team in relay lines with a leader across the room from each team. The first person in each line runs to their leader who has a box of Harry Potter or Beanboozled jelly beans. The leader gives the kid a jelly bean and the kid must guess the flavor. Kids get a point for a correct answer. The kid runs to tag the next person in line who then runs to the leader, gets a jellybean, and makes a guess. Continue until each team is done. The team with the most points wins. (Note: have a garbage team for each team because kids will spit out the gross flavors.)
CANDY CORN GAMES:
Candy Corn Pitching
Kids take turns tossing 10-20 candy corn kernels, one at a time, into bowls. Set bowls of different sizes at different distances – bowls are worth different points based on difficulty. Keep score of how many candy corns end up each bowl. The winner is the kid with the highest score after three rounds. This can be done as an upfront game with a few kids or divide the club into teams and let each kid toss 3-5 candy corns.
Candy Corn Bocce
Divide club into teams and line teams up behind tables. A leader acts as the referee, sliding out the first piece of candy corn. The leader marks this piece with a toothpick. Teams take turns sliding candy corns as close to the referee’s mark as they can. The referee determines which piece is the closest, awarding that team a point. Play until the first team gets to five points.
Host a “Pumpkin Olympics” the week after Halloween, when supermarkets and nurseries are practically giving away leftover pumpkins. Plan to use three pumpkins for each person. Divide into at least four teams. Since these games are messy, hold the Olympics outdoors.
Set up empty 2-liter bottles, cans, or bowling pins. Each person rolls a pumpkin once and tallies the total number of pins knocked down. A leader needs to reset the pins after each roll.
Similar to an egg toss, two people from a team toss a pumpkin back and forth, stepping farther apart each time, until someone drops it.
Submitted by Robb Schreiber, Southwest Division WyldLife Coordinator