Halloween Party Ideas for Babies and Kids
Ghost in My Graveyard, Ghouls Are Over Here!
This is a spooky adaptation of the swimming pool game, Marco Polo. Choose someone to become the Grave Keeper. Make a clearly defined, small “graveyard” area, and have parents make sure all children stay within this area. Any “ghosts” stepping out of the graveyard will have to stand still during the rest of the game, and this makes them easier for the Grave Keeper to find.
The Grave Keeper is placed in the center of the graveyard and is blindfolded because, of course, it’s a very dark night and he can’t see the way ghosts can! He counts to 10 out loud while the other children tiptoe (sneaking is important—no running!) away from the Keeper. After he counts to 10, the Keeper says, “Ghosts in my graveyard!” and all children must then answer, “Ghouls are over here!” The Keeper then tries to locate the other children by following their voices. Every time the Keeper calls out, the other children must answer audibly. Ghosts may move about the graveyard quietly, but they may not run or leave the graveyard. If they do either, they must stop and stand in one place until a new Keeper is caught, and they must continue to answer the Grave Keeper’s calls. When the Keeper touches someone, then the game begins again, with the caught ghost now serving as graveyard Keeper.
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