halloween 

How to Play: Guess What's In the Halloween Box

Don't forget what's in the box! Credit: Corbis
What you need: A box that is large enough for you to create holes in the side or sides so guests can place their hand or arm in the box. You'll also need Halloween wrapping paper and stickers to...
Don't forget what's in the box!

How to Play: Candy Corn Catch

Play this sweet game. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Candy corn, plastic pumpkins and string. How to play: Divide players into groups of three four- or five-person teams. To make things fair, give each team member the same amount of...

Creepy Remote Controlled Spider Puts Some Bite Into Halloween Fun

Why not add a remote control spider to your web of toys? Credit: Fantasma Toys
If ever there was a time to treat your kids to something creepy and crawly, it's the Halloween season. Add some spook factor to your own haunted house with the...
If ever there was a time to treat your kids to something creepy and crawly, it's the Halloween season.

Is Halloween Just for Kids?

Enjoy your tricks and treats while you're young. Credit: Getty Images
Some cities are moving to put a stop to teenage trick-or-treaters, sending a message that Halloween is just for kids. The age limit is typically around 12, according to the...

How to Play: Spooky Walk

Print pictures of Halloween images to play. Credit: rkramer62, Flickr
What you need: A box, creepy Halloween music and cut-outs or printouts of Halloween images, such as pumpkins, witches, ghosts and scarecrows. You will need one image per...
Halloween pictures replace seats in this holiday version of musical chairs!

How to Play: Witch's Hat Ring Toss

Toss rings on a witch hat to win. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two witch's hats, paper for stuffing the hats, two wood shelf bases and six glow in the dark necklaces. How to play: For setup, stuff the witch's hats with paper so they are...

How to Play: Scarecrow Relay

If I only had a brain ... Credit: cybaea, Flickr
What you need: Two oversized flannel shirts, two hats and two poles (broom sticks, dowels, yard sticks). How to play: Divide the kids into two groups. Place one half of each group at one side of...

How to Play: Trick or Treat Game

Draw pumpkins to see if you get a trick or a treat. Credit: edenpictures, Flickr
What you need: Orange construction paper, a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter, scissors, a marker and a plastic witch's kettle. How to play: Using the cookie cutter,...
Draw pumpkins to see if you get a trick or a treat!

Kind Hearts Help Fight Real Monsters for Sick Kids This Halloween

Spirit of Children is an annual fundraiser from Spirit Halloween stores to raise money for sick kids. Credit: Spirit Halloween
There are monsters out there this Halloween. Forget about the ghosts and goblins. These are truly scary monsters --...
Donors and volunteers try to provide more treat and less trick for sick children.

How to Play: Frankenstein Relay

Walk like Frankenstein, win game. Credit: aturkus, Flickr
What you need: You need a start line and some sort of obstacle (a pumpkin, for example). How to play: Create a start line and place the obstacle about 20 feet away. Divide the kids up...

How to Play: Zombie Attack

Get ready for a zombie attack! Credit: David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images
What you need: You need a space of about 20 feet by 10 feet to play this game. You also need string to outline the game board, zombie cut-outs or zombie targets, bean bags...
Get ready for some zombie fun! Don't worry -- no one will try to eat your brains.

Easy Pumpkin Carving: Safety Tips

Pumpkin carving is easy with these safety tips. Credit: Getty Images
As fun as pumpkin carving is, it's still, well, carving. As in knives. Sharp knives. Not generally a good mix with children. So here are some tips and strategies to keep the...
As fun as pumpkin carving is, it's still, well, carving. As in knives. Sharp knives. Not generally a good mix with children. So try these tips and strategies to keep the kids safe.

How to Play: Witch Hunt

Cut out witch hats for children to find. Credit: Blue Stone Graphics, Flickr
What you need: Green and black construction paper and scissors. How to play: Cut out witch hats from the black construction paper, making about four to five hats per...

How to Play: Halloween Corners

Print Halloween-themed images to play this game. Credit: riptheskull, Flickr
What you need: Music, a room with four corners, a hat or box and two copies of four Halloween-themed images, such as a witch, a black cat, a ghost and a jack-o-lantern....
Just print Halloween-themed images to play this game!

Halloween Costume Rejects

Hey, parents! Are you trying to find a quick and easy costume to make for the kids? Look no further! The Tooth Decay Fairy What you'll need:
White pillowcase
Tin foil Toothbrush Candy corn, Life Savers, or Pez Pull the pillowcase...
Hey, parents! Are you trying to find a quick and easy costume to make for the kids? Look no further!

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