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Halloween with KB

October 25, 2011

With Halloween just around the corner, we wanted to give you some fun ideas for keeping your kids up and moving, even in their silly, scary, and sometimes hard-to-move-in costumes.

Here’s some games that might be new to you, or might just have a little twist on an old favorite.

Pumpkin Roll: Determine a starting line and a finish line. Set 2 pumpkins on their sides at the start and have the racers line up behind them. At “go”, each pair of challengers uses sturdy brooms to propel the pumpkins over the finish line…And you thought pumpkins were just for carving.

Capture the Ghost: This is a twist on the old stand by “Capture the flag”. But this time, the flags will be white handkerchiefs, and you’re ghoulish kids can run around to try to find them. The extra challenge is that it will be hard to tell each flag apart, both of them being ghosts and all.

Pumpkin Bowling

Pumpkin Bowling: Choose smallish pumpkins with short stems (depending on the ages of your party guests). Set up 1- or 2-liter soda bottles and tape off a starting line for an instant bowling alley. Fill the bottles with a bit of sand or rice if they topple over too easily.

Relay Races: there are lots of silly ways for kids to get from the starting line to the finish! Try having them stagger like zombies, fly on broomsticks like witches, or hop like toads. Or stage a costume relay for guaranteed silly results.

Costume Relay: Time to empty out the dress up bin for this one. Gather all sorts of silly articles of clothing (maybe look around in your own closet for those things you couldn’t throw away from the 80s). Have you children race from one end of your designated “playing field” to the other, putting on a different article of clothing each time. You can tie in the different movements of the “relay races” here. Watch you kids stagger like zombies in your (favorite) Motley Crue t-shirt and costume jewelry.

Happy Halloween from the Knucklebones Team!

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