Halloween Safety Game

There are so many things to do to get ready for Halloween--creating costumes, getting together treats, etc. In our family, one of the most important things to get ready for Halloween is to review Halloween safety rules. What better way to do that than to make a game out of it?! We started by creating a game and then later played the game. The game started on the red dot under the house at the top and we each worked our way down to the house at the bottom reviewing safety rules along the way.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    I started by creating a set of safety rule cards that my son would have to answer yes or no to. (Click on the photo to see a bigger version.)

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Then we started to create the game board. We create a curvy path all over the inside of a file folder. He was in charge of adding the red stickers and I added the green stickers. I stopped him every once and awhile to add in a green sticker. The green stickers were questioning answering spots. I added ten question (green spots) to the game board.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Then I had my son add some Halloween-themed stickers to the game to give the board some pizzazz.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    The safety rules were glued to orange construction paper and put in a pumpkin cup. I also dug out a foam die to use with the game.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    We took turns rolling the die to see how many dots we could move forward. If we landed on a red dot, we stopped to answer a safety question. If we landed on a green dot, we got a break from answering a question. The first person to the last dot was the winner.
    We had such a great time with this game. My son asked that we bring it with us to a local restaurant to play while we waited for our food. I think by the time Halloween comes, he will have the rules down pat.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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