Need some ideas on how to keep the kids active during your Halloween party? Check out these great ideas from Active for Life:
Monster Freeze Dance – Put on “Monster Mash” or other seasonal tunes. Have the children show off their silliest monster dance moves, but they must freeze in place when the music stops.
Pumpkin Bowling – Choose small pumpkins with short stem. Set up 4L milk jugs and tape off a starting line on the floor. The children are then to roll the pumpkins at the targets to see how many they can knock down. To make it extra fun, have the children decorate the bottles with stickers, markers and other spooky materials.
Musical Pumpkins – Cut pumpkin shapes from construction paper and arrange them on the floor. The children must move from pumpkin to pumpkin while the music plays, just like musical chairs. To keep children from being excluded, allow them to share pumpkins as you remove a pumpkin for each round. By the end of the game, all of the children have to squeeze onto one pumpkin!
- Jessica, Kinder Kollege (SK)
The children are asking to do physical activity rather than educators telling them to!