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5 Halloween Drama Games for Kids

3 March 2023

Halloween is a time for spooky fun, with kids dressing up as ghosts, monsters, witches, wizards, pumpkins and many other fiendish creatures. In addition to traditional activities like trick or treating and pumpkin carving, Halloween is an excellent opportunity to play some drama games. Whether you're playing at home with your youngsters or holding a party, read on for some ghoulishly fun drama activities.

Ghost Storytelling

A fun and creative Halloween activity is ghost storytelling, a twist on the ghost stories kids might be familiar with from sleepovers or camping trips. To play, you'll need a group of at least three people. One person will start off telling a short ghost story. Once they're done, the player to their left will continue the story. This will continue around the circle until everyone has had a turn. The goal is to see who can come up with the most creative and scary story. You can add to the fun by acting out the stories as you go.

Magic Chair

This is a fun game that encourages children to use their imagination and show off their acting skills. Place a chair in the middle of the room, and tell the children it's a magic chair. One at a time, invite them to sit in the chair, then tell them that it has turned into a laughing chair. The child must then pretend to laugh hysterically. You can try this with other actions such as a jumping chair, crying chair, and itchy chair.

Zombie Freeze

This is a Halloween twist on the popular game, musical statues. All you need is some Halloween music and a group of at least four players. To start, everyone will dance around the room to the music, pretending to be zombies. When the music stops, everyone must freeze in place. The last person to stop dancing and freeze is out of the game. The music goes back on and the continues until there's only one player left. This is sure to get everyone's heart racing, and it's much more fun when everyone is wearing Halloween costumes.

Witch's Brew

For this imaginative game, you will need a witch's cauldron (a large bowl will suffice if you don't have a cauldron handy!) Invite the children to sit around the cauldron in a circle. One by one, invite them to place an imaginary ingredient into the cauldron. As they do, they must say what the ingredient is and what it will do to the brew. For example, "I'll add a toadstool to the brew. It will make the potion turn green." Encourage everyone to be as creative as possible with their ingredients. When the potion is finished, have the children taste it and make a funny face.

Mummy Wrap

This is a fun game that will get everyone giggling. To play, you'll need a roll of toilet paper each. To start, everyone will wrap themselves in toilet paper from head to toe, leaving a small hole for their mouth. Once they're all wrapped up, they must try to unwrap themselves. The first person to get completely free of their toilet paper bindings is the winner. This game is sure to produce lots of laughs, and it's a great way for kids to use their problem-solving skills.

These are just a few of the many Halloween drama games that you can play with your kids. These games are sure to get everyone in the Halloween spirit, and they're a great way to encourage creativity and imagination. So get dressed up in some terrifying costumes and get ready for some fun!

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