Bats Brew Halloween Game
A game that'll keep the kids occupied for so long it's eerie!
- Popsicle sticks
- Black construction paper
- Bat cookie cutters:Check your local craft store or look online at the Cookie Cutter Shop. If you don't have them, you can cut out your bats from scratch.
- Cauldron:A canning pot, a vase or something with a wide enough mouth for the Popsicle sticks to easily drop into.
- A big book:Like the dictionary. Remember them?
- A chair:Something you don't mind getting stepped on… not that your kid hasn't already walked all over every bit of furniture you own!
- Witches and wizards:Your kid and friends.
- Small prize:Candy, stickers, an extra five minutes of TV and so on.
- White glue
- Pen or pencil
- Have your child (or help you child) draw bats or trace the bat cookie cutters onto the black construction paper. Then help her cut them out.
- Glue the cutouts to the tops of the popsicle sticks to create bat sticks.
- Place a large book onto the sticks to help them dry flat. (Or maybe just stack up your collection of Oprah selections.)
- Once they're dry, place the "cauldron" into the center of the room.
- Have your child hand the bat sticks to a friend and then challenge him to kneel or stand up on a chair (carefully!) and drop the bats into the mouth of the cauldron. Adjust the width of the opening (i.e., get a wider or smaller cauldron) to make the game easier or harder to accommodate the ages of your players.
- Once he's dropped all of the sticks, count how many made it into the cauldron. That's his score.
- Take turns until everyone has had a chance to play.
- The player with the highest number of bat sticks in the cauldron wins! For even more Halloween fun, try this idea—have a small prize for the winner, like a bunch of bat-shaped stickers or some candy corn.