Show your little monsters how to celebrate Halloween old school with these traditional Halloween games and activities as voted for by the Tracey Solicitors Team:
Carving a Pumpkin
This tradition is something you may want to do before hand as decoration for Halloween or as an activity during the night. It allows people to be as creative as they want and really adds to the Halloween feel!
Caution – this involves the use of a sharp serrated knife, if you are planning on doing these with your young kids we wouldn’t recommend letting them carving the pumpkin themselves!
The process is simple:
- Choose a large pumpkin and use a sharp serrated knife to cut off the crown.
- With a marker pen, draw a simple outline of a face on the pumpkin. Use a small serrated knife to cut out the eyes, nose and mouth. …
- Pop a tea light inside the pumpkin, light it and replace the crown.
Now place your creation in a place for all to see!
Bobbing for apples
Bobbing for apples is probably one of the most well-known games and is super easy to set up and is literally “buckets” of fun!
The aim of the game is to remove the apples from the water filled bucket (or basin) using only your mouth, the catch is that each player must keep their hands behind their back!
Instructions: Half fill a large bucket (or basin) with water and float the apples in the water. In turns, each player will attempt to remove the apples using their mouths only.
It is probably a good idea to have towels laid out and at the ready; players are likely to get wet.
Flour with a cherry on top
This game can get messy, for the loser that is! It is a simple game which takes no more than 3 items to set up.
Take a pound of flour and pour onto the centre of a table. On top of the mound of flour you will place one cherry. The aim of the game is for each play to use a ruler to cut away a slice of flour from the mound without knocking the cherry off.
The player to knock the cherry off the flour mound loses and must dunk their face into the flour as a forfeit!
This game has been played for many years and is always a favourite. It is very simple to set up and surprisingly difficult to master, which makes it even more fun!
To set up, all you need to do is tie an apple to a door frame using a piece of string. Lower the apple to a height whereby each player can reach it with their mouth.
The aim of the game is to take a bit out of the apple. In turns, each player will attempt to take a bit out of the apple using only their mouth and must keep their hands behind their back. The first player to take a bite out of the apple wins!