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Denise 23rd Oct 2018 Recreation Coordinator
Hi there, I am planning a Halloween party for next week. I am going to be playing some music to dance to. But what are a few fun halloween type games we could play ?
Tracey 23rd Oct 2018 Activity Coordinator
Hi I suppose it depends on ur people, ours enjoy art and crafts and word games, I am also making a Halloween bingo .
Pass the parcel in shape of a pumpkin may be fun, carving a pumpkin or decorating a pumpkin .
Diane 23rd Oct 2018 Social Worker
We too are having a Halloween Party but ours starts early. We have used this in the past and it has really been successful. We use carnival games.
Their favorites are:
1. Using a noodle bat and beach ball/or smaller and have them try to hit the ball between 2 chairs. If they hit the left chair, it's one point, right chair is 2 points and between them is five points. They get two tries.
2. Target toss: this is a purchased game with 3 fuzzy tennis balls. Scoring is adding up where they land.
3. Two laundry baskets and bean bags.. They throw the bean bags into the baskets. It's a point for each one in the first basket, and 2 for the second basket.
4. Animal toss: we have a set of bean bag animals. We have tried throwing them at different things. The one that is the most difficult to get into the circle (for instance, the hippo), is given the highest score and marked on the bottom of the animal. The easiest gets 1. You throw these into two hula hoops. If they get in the first hoop, it's the score on the animal or if in the second, you double the score.
We divide the residents in four groups and have them start about 10:00 in the morning. Each start at a different spot and rotate until all games played (must have helpers at each place). At the end, all score cards are given to someone to add up.
We go straight to lunch which usually has the theme of the day and a short nap time. At 2:30, we have our costume party where even staff are judged. Local police officers usually our judges. While the judges are "contemplating" the results,, we announce the winners of each of the games and a grand prize. Following that the costume winners are announced and we have refreshments. Make for a busy day but loads of fun. Sorry this is so long.
Molly 24th Oct 2018 Activity Professional & Writer
What great ideas Diane!!

We have also done costume teams where we pair up staff and residents. And "mummy" wrapping games where staff and residents wrap each other in toilet paper, which always gets a good laugh!

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