We can’t seem to stop playing Halloween games! Here are a few ways we got moving outside, putting a Halloween twist on our moves.
- Cut out pumpkins or jack-o’-lanterns (poster board worked best for us)
- Make trails for jumping
- For toddlers: my little guy loved running down a straight or slightly curved path of pumpkins close together
- For preschoolers:
- Jump down a path from pumpkin to pumpkin
- Space out the pumpkins for a greater challenge
- Play hopscotch
- Let them create the path
- Let them come up with new ways to play!
- Get on the ground and crawl like a spider
- We tried 2 ways- on all fours and walking like a crab. (My 4 1/2 year old definitely preferred the crawling version.)
- Bonus points if you set up a web with yarn or tape for your little spiders.
- Cut out the middle circle of an orange paper plate, and draw a jack-o-lantern face on it.
- Toss the frisbee!
SPIDER RING TOSS: Ok, this is more of a fine motor activity.
- Get a pumpkin bucket, and try to toss spider rings inside! My little guy also likes to just empty the bucket and do this over and over.
- We do also play a running version, where I hold the bucket and my kids try to get the spider rings into the pumpkin bucket while we are running around.