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Any good ideas for large group activities for church sponsored halloween festivals/parties?

I'd like some new ideas please, for maybe 300+ kids. If you have participated in large group events for Halloween your input and ideas would be greatly appreciated. thank you in advance.


Asked by jewjewbee at 10:45 AM on Sep. 14, 2010 in Holidays

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  • witch's hat ring toss. (just buy some witches hats and some styrofoam rings wrap them in halloween ribbon and toss on the hats)
    for little kids have a pin the leaf on the tree game(everyone wins because a tree have thousands of leaves on it. )
    for older kids have a mummy wrap contest. where the kids wrap up someone as a mummy in toilet paper. 1-2 rolls of TP per group

    Answer by justgrape723 at 1:36 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • we had a fall festival.. everyone pitched in and we did hay rides, games and a HUGE corn maze!!!!!!!!!! it was a blast

    Answer by cdwilber at 10:52 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Trunk or treat, different craft or game stations, maybe carnival style.

    Answer by Noosa at 10:52 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • There are lots of things you can do. Our AWANA group holds a Fall Festival the week that Halloween falls in. It is either just before Halloween or just after Halloween, only a couple years has it fallen ON Halloween. We have different stations set up with games like bean bag tosses, or darts and balloons, and the kids win candy or little prizes that we get from Oriental Trading Company. We have a large dowel rod that one of the dad's years ago made a base for and drilled holes the size of Dum Dum pop sticks at a little downward angle. Some of the sticks are tipped with blue ink, some aren't. If you pull out a blue tipped pop you get another pop as a prize. There are limits on how many times the kids can do each game and win candy. We also make caramel apples; there is a grocery store that generously donates the apples and different folks donate the bagged caramels. We melt them in a crockpot (continued)

    Answer by NEMommaOf3 at 10:55 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • and put popsicle sticks in the apples then let the kids dip them, roll them in toppings like sprinkles and chopped nuts and stuff, then put them in a plastic "goody bag" from the dollar store to take home.

    We do warm apple cider, and of course hot cocoa, and some different flavors of soda pop. We do hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, and have the parents bring in side dishes like salads, pickles, and desserts. It is a lot of fun. We have sports themed tosses like a baseball catcher shaped toss that beanbag baseballs are thrown through, and a football player with foam footballs. There are VeggieTales characters with felt stuffed veggies; a carousel horse with silk flowers for the girls to toss and get play dress up clothes; All kinds of things.

    I think for a group the size you are talking about you would probably have a lot of willing volunteers so you could do a lot of things. Have you thought of a Cake Walk? Those are great

    Answer by NEMommaOf3 at 10:59 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • so far...we've pretty much done all that was mentioned here already.
    since i got pinned to organize this, this year, i was hoping i could find some different activities.
    thanks, it all helps.

    Comment by jewjewbee (original poster) at 11:15 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • We have a haunted forest and hay rides.

    Answer by dcreativelady at 1:34 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Trunk or treats are super fun! This year our church is doing the trunk or treat. I will be taking my son and also be participating because it is fun and safe for everyone :-)

    Answer by KrystleStarr at 1:41 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • How about an old fashioned cake walk? We also did "The Mummy Game" People are paired off and given a roll of toilet paper. One person wraps the other in toilet paper, the first to empty their roll wins. Then there's the Touchy Feely Game. you have a large board with someone behind it. There are two holes in it, with sock like lining for people to slip their hands into. (they are open at the other end. When the kids put their hand in the first one they feel something weird like a squish ball, cold spaghetti, different "creepy" things. When they put their hands in the next hole they get candy.

    Answer by ohwrite at 9:55 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

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