Sunday, September 11, 2011

HALLOWEEN PARTY GAMES for Harvest Festival or Church Party

Ring the Pumpkin
Line up three large pumpkins with stems, to form a ring toss. Use embroidery hoops or make hoops with rope and duct tape. Mark a throwing line on the floor and take turns trying to ring a pumpkin stem. It doesn't matter if the players make a "ringer" or not, reward them with small prizes or stickers. Smaller children can attempt to ring an entire large pumpkin with a hula hoop.
Roll the Gourd
This sounds simple enough...but it's quite a challenge! Use empty plastic pop bottles for bowling pins. Each child gets three chances to roll the gourd into the pins. The gourds go every which way but straight. Lots of giggles for this one.
Popcorn Relay Race 
The object of this game is to be the first team to successfully transport popcorn from a full bowl to an empty bowl, using only a small measuring cup.
On one side of the room place the bowls filled with popped popcorn. This is where the teams will line up. Then place the empty bowls on the other side of the room. Players take turns filling the cup, running to empty bowl to pour out the popcorn and returning to the team to pass the cup to the next player. Continue until the bowl is empty. This is a messy game - plan it for the end of the party! (Note: popcorn is a choking hazard for children under three).
Cotton Ball Scoop Game
Fill large mixing bowls with cotton balls and give each guest a spoon. Kids must scoop out as many cotton balls as possible in one minute - without using fingers!