One of the most terrifying nights of the year is approaching , Halloween night , and that is that October 31 becomes one of the most anticipated nights of all children, not only in the United States, but increasingly, in all parts of the world.
The origin of this festival, also called ‘Halloween’, is a tradition of Celtic origin that emerged to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the dark season, that is to say, winter. The Celts thought that on this day the world of the living and the dead was closer, so that spirits, both evil and benevolent , could pass into the world of the living, so to ward off the harmful they used the appearance of them and thus avoid being harmed, hence on Halloween we dress up as witches, mummies, zombies, corpses …
That is why for children it is an indispensable appointment, and it is that the little ones are the ones who live this day with the most intensity, since they have to prepare their costume and makeup , and above all, decorate the house or in the place where they celebrate this day. . In addition, in this celebration you cannot miss games to liven up the evening , so we show you 5 games to entertain your child and his friends during ‘Halloween’:
1. SCARY STORY CONTEST
If Halloween is characterized by something, it is by scary stories , only acts for the faint of heart. This game consists of each child telling their own scary story, that is, that in addition to playing they will be enhancing their imagination, the winning story will be the one that gives the most fear , or failing that, the one that receives the greatest number of screams.
2. TERRIFYING CRAFTS
Another option to keep your little ones and their friends entertained during this day is to invite them to let their imaginations fly, and the best way is to let them do their own crafts , but the theme will have to be Halloween.
A most typical craft is to encourage the little ones to decorate their own pumpkins, so for this game you will need to buy pumpkins, as many as the number of children have attended the party, and also some utensils to decorate such as watercolors, stickers or purpurin.
The winner of this game will be the one who decorates the pumpkin in the most original and creepy and terrifying way.
Another game that you can play taking advantage of the pumpkins that you have decorated is that of ‘Pass the pumpkin’, the participants of this game must get in a circle and pass the pumpkin clockwise to the rhythm of the music, when the music stops the child with the pumpkin will be disqualified.
Also, in addition to crafts with pumpkins, they can be made of another type such as, for example , that each child make their own ghost-shaped doll , for this you will need to buy for each child a piece of white cloth, a wooden stick, papers and painting, with these materials the child will have to create his own ghost, and the one who most closely resembles it will be the one who wins this test or the one that gives the most fear.
3. THE DANCE OF FEAR
This game is very similar to that of chairs, but for this, chairs are not needed, but the children must dance and move around the room where they are to the rhythm of the music, when it stops the children have to stay still, If any of them move, they are disqualified, until there is only one left and that will be the winner.
And among the musical recommendations that we make for this scary party are the song ‘This is Halloween’, ‘The Adams family’ or Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’.
4. GYMKHANA OF FEAR
If you decide to celebrate the Halloween party in a house you can set up a small Gymkhana with different tests, divide the children into teams, the challenges can range from figuring out riddles or telling horror stories to performing different tests such as ‘The mummy’ that It consists of giving a roll of toilet paper to each team and that they wrap one of the members of the group with this paper, whoever first manages to form a mummy wins.
If the tests can be carried out in the open air, a sack race can be done, in this case the groups that have been formed will have to be divided into pairs, one of the members of this pair will have to turn on himself until he is a zombie, then he will have to compete with the rest until he reaches his partner , the first one to arrive will be the winner of this game.
5. WHO AM I?
This game consists of making several papers with different names of Halloween creatures such as vampire, witch, zombie, mummy, Frankenstein … these are just a few examples, you can put whatever comes to your mind, these papers will be placed on the back of each child who will have to find out which is the fantastic Halloween character that has been attributed to him .