Halloween Games

Noises in the Night Game

Kids guess a howler's identity in this Halloween party game.

A howling good time awaits when you play this Halloween party game. You'll only need a great big box and some howling kids to play.

The big box should be about the size of a stove. Seal the bottom of the box, and tear off the top flaps. Turn the box over. If you'd like, the children can decorate the box with crayons, markers, or paint -- a haunted house would be ghostly fun. But whatever you do, don't cut any windows or doors. This game requires no peeking.

A child sits inside the haunted house. One at a time, the other children tiptoe to the box and give their best howl. If the child inside can guess the howler's identity, he or she can "escape" the haunted house and the identified howler must enter. Make sure each child has a turn sitting in the haunted house.

Take advantage of magic. In our next section, we'll show you how to play the Disappearing Acts game.

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