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Halloween Treats
Apple Bobbing and Sweet Dunking
Halloween Pop
Spider's Webs
Starchy Ghosts
Sweetie Spiders
Halloween Fun with Pumpkins
’Allowe’en Acrostics
Hunt the Pumpkin
Soul Cakes and Cake Racing
Shrunken Heads
Face To Face
Halloween Divination Games
Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here...
Halloween Lanterns

Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here...

Invite the older kids into a spooky dark space (the garden shed, under a creaky old tree in the park) to hear a gory story, and raise the spine-chill factor with a few well-chosen props.

For example, welcome listeners with a deathly handshake (a rubber glove filled with cold water), then tell a tale of horror and bloody gore, passing round the dead person’s eyes (peeled grapes), lungs (uncooked bread dough); intestines (a pile of slimy horsetail seaweed or uncooked sausages); fingernails (fine carvings of dried coconut); brain (thick cold porridge in a plastic sac). They can take a sip of warm blood (a phial of coloured glycerine) and so on. Add in sound effects for extra atmosphere – the headless horseman galloping by (half coconut shells); gunshots (burst balloons); creaking or slamming doors (vocals). You soon get the hang of it…