Entertain the kids at the Halloween party with this fun cookie sheet memory game! All it takes are some items that you probably already have around the house!
I remember playing a game at baby showers when I’d attend with my mom, growing up, where the hostess would bring out a cookie sheet filled with small baby necessities. The guests would have a set amount of time to look it over, try to memorize what was on it and then jot the items down after the time had passed and the sheet was once again covered. I seriously loved this game!
So I thought it would be fun to replicate it in Halloween form! It’s one of the simplest ways to occupy a large group of kiddos and is sure to be a hit!
I rummaged through my Halloween bins and came up with every item on the cookie sheet without having to make any new purchases. You probably already have some spooky or slightly creepy memorabilia, trinkets, or objects and such laying around the house that you could include in your own game too!
This is one of those activities that you can throw together with just a few moments’ notice if you forget that you’re in charge of entertainment for the evening at that Halloween party or if you just want to surprise the kids with a good time after they get home from school.
I brought it to a church activity that I was in charge of for a group of young girls and they thought it was about the coolest thing ever! 🙂
Feel free to use whatever items you’ve got around the house, but here are some ideas, which I included in mine:
Mini Tin Treat Bucket
Sticker Pumpkin Decorating Kit
A Piece of Halloween Candy
Halloween treat bag
Plastic Skeleton Decoration
You’ll want to have enough items for it to be a challenge to remember all of them. But of course tailor it to the age of the kids who will be playing. I included 20, which seemed to be about right.
How to play: Hand out a piece of paper and a pencil or pen to each guest. Keep the cookie sheet under a cloth so it can’t be seen until it’s time. Set a timer for about 30 seconds, set the cookie sheet out where it’s visible to everyone and allow them to look at the items and ask questions if necessary. Cover the sheet back up or place it in another room out of sight once the timer goes off and let everyone jot down all the items (without peeking at their neighbors’ paper) that they can remember. Whoever recalls the most wins! It’s that easy!
I know, when it comes to kids, that often times the simplest things are the most fun! Are you hosting a Halloween party this year? I’d love to hear what games you’ll be playing and food you’ll be serving!