Halloween mystery boxes are the best way to get you spooked for this fun holiday. Plus, this game is actually really easy to make and you can basically use whatever ingredients you have in your fridge. Take a look … if you dare.
I used this game during my boys’ second grade and kindergarten classes for their Halloween party. I had every single child on the edge of their seats the entire time. They absolutely loved it.
Make your mystery boxes
First, grab eight cheap tupperware containers at the dollar store. I bought the ones with green lids since they kind of looked like Halloween. I took the lids off all of them and spray painted the bottoms black.
Next, cut a square hole on each of the green lids. Make sure the holes are big enough to fit your hand through fairly easily but not too large that they’ll be able to see inside.
Finally, coat the bottom of the tupperware containers with modpodge and then go crazy with the glitter. The more glitter, the better. Halloween and glitter are two combinations that just make me so happy.
Gather your creepy contents
The point of the game is to tell everyone what creepy Halloween “body part” is inside each box. Then one by one, each person reaches into the boxes and feels the “body parts”.
So, you need to get some good ingredients that feel just like body parts. Here’s what I came up with. You can use as little or as many of the ideas below. Or rummage through your fridge and make up your own.
- Candy corn = witch teeth
- Jell-O = Zombie brain
- Carrots = Vampire fingers
- Raisins = Zombie boogers
- Mini marshmallows = Ghost poop
- Licorice = Witch hair
- Dried apricot = Monster ears
- Sliced hot dog = Monster tongue
- Peeled grapes = Frog Eyeballs
- Pipe cleaners = Spider legs
- Peeled tomato = Werewolf heart
- Whole mushroom = Witch nose
- Rubber glove filled with flour = Dead hand
Place each item in their own box and put the green lid on over the top.
Play the game
You’ve really got to own it when you play this game. I dressed up as a witch and told all of the kids that I was going to make my witch’s brew later that night and they were lucky enough to feel and see the ingredients.
Take each box one by one and tell them what is inside. So, I would say, “This first box is monster tongue.” And then I would go around the circle and let each of them feel it. I had to cover it a bit with my hand so they wouldn’t look inside. Usually there’s one child who yells out what it is really but that’s okay.
The best part of this game is seeing the kids’ reactions. They were priceless. My son’s kindergarten class really believed that I was a witch. My son’s second grade class saw right through me though. Regardless, it was so much fun.
Other Halloween game ideas
- Halloween party activities and crafts
- Pumpkin Golf Halloween Game
- The Spider Race Game
- “Boo”loon halloween pop game
- Classroom Halloween Party Kits
What other ideas do you have for the funnest holiday of the year? Leave your comments below.
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