When it comes to Halloween party ideas for kids, you can’t beat a game of tag for instant entertainment and whole body movement!
Our summer version of Firecracker Tag was such a hit that we were inspired to create a Halloween-themed tag game that would be fun to play in the day or at night!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
-White crepe paper
-a Sharpie Marker
-A group of kids!
WHAT TO DO:
1 – If possible, have each child exercise those oral motor and oral sensory skills and blow up a balloon! Tie it shut.
2 – Draw a ghostly face on the balloon to make it look like the real thing!
3 – Tear 4 pieces of crepe paper to make streamers for the ghosts body. Bunch up the streamers at the top and tape them to the end of the balloon.
4 – Tie on a string long enough to hold while running.
Now for the really fun part…
Once everyone has their ghost ready to go, start the game of tag. The goal is to chase the other players and try to rip a streamer off of their ghost before they are quick enough to get yours!
The object of the game is to be the last person with streamers still attached to their ghost– in other words, to be the last ghost alive!
Playing at night? Put some glow sticks in those balloons before you blow them up. SO COOL!
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Tie the ghosts to an ankle like we did in Firecracker Tag.
-Limit the playing area or make it bigger to make the game easier or more difficult.
-Try this game “capture the flag” style and make one ghost for each team. Teams will guard their ghost to try to keep the other team from pulling off its streamers and vice versa.
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Gross motor skills, social skills, coordination, endurance, strength, visual motor integration
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