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Backyard Halloween Activities

By , October 7, 2009

Greenhalloweenlogo Here are some fun, backyard Halloween activities courtesy of Green Halloween.

  • Dunk for apples or try to
    bite apples hanging from strings.
  • Make recycled paper hats. Get patterns and add decorations as wanted.
  • Put on a Halloween themed puppet show
    The kids can do the entire thing
    themselves including making the puppets and creating the story or you can read a
    book as they act out the story.
  • Make a mural.
    Use a long sheet of tree-free or recycled paper and tape it to the
    floor or wall. Give kids some crayons and ask them all to draw some Halloween
    scenes. Then ask them about what they’ve drawn. Older kids enjoy this too. They
    can vote on the scene they like best and the winner can be given a prize. Check here for healthy
    art supplies.
  • Build A Scarecrow
    Form groups and have a variety of old clothes, pillowcases for
    heads, markers and recycled newspaper. Groups have 20 minutes to create. Give
    prizes to the scariest or funniest, then place outside.
  • Guess The Ghost - Great for Young Children
    Have one child leave the area. Then take a large sheet and have a different
    (child) stand and hide under the sheet. Mix up the remaining children in the
    room and then allow the child who left the room to come back inside. That child
    has to guess who's the ghost, by process of elimination they need to figure out
    which child is hiding under the sheet. Then that "Ghost" goes out of the room
    and a different child becomes the new ghost, mix up the remaining children and
    repeat until all of the children have had a turn being the ghost.