Pumpkin Pictionary is a perfect game to play with the kids at your fall or Halloween party! Leave the drawing part out and instead make it charades! Either way, it’s sure to entertain!
I’m always looking for fun and simple game ideas for Halloween parties. They have to be basic enough that kids of all ages can play, yet exciting enough to captivate the attention of even the older kiddos. Today’s cute game totally fits the bill!
This Thanksgiving Pictionary game has been such a huge hit since I posted it some years back, so I decided to create a Halloween version with an orange pumpkin mason jar and green popsicle sticks for the stem!
It’s so easy to create and I’m pretty sure your little party guests will love it! I wrote word prompts on the backs of the sticks and placed them in the jar. The kids can select one and then draw it on a chalkboard or notepad for all to guess.
Here are some word ideas that I thought of, and I’m sure you can add to the list:
If you want to skip the drawing, you could instead make this a game of charades by having the kids act it out! Both are super fun!
Here’s how to make it:
You’ll need a quart sized mason jar, some orange, black and green craft paint, some large popsicle sticks (tongue depressors), a foam brush, and a black permanent marker.
Begin by giving the outside of your mason jar a few coats of orange paint, allowing it to dry in between, until it’s covered. You could alternatively pour some paint inside of the jar and swirl it around to paint it. However, this will take much longer to dry before you can add your sticks.
Next, paint the front and back of your popsicle sticks green. When the jar is completely dry, use a small paint brush and black paint to add a jack-0-lantern face. Lastly, write your word prompts on the sticks, turn them around and place them all inside the jar.
I sanded the jar very lightly with very fine-grit sand paper to give it some character, but that’s totally optional.
That’s it! Now watch the kids have a blast playing this fun fall game of pictionary! You could choose to time them or not. You could also divide the kids into teams and provide prizes to the winning team!
My kids couldn’t wait for the paint to dry so they could get busy playing! 🙂
Are you hosting a Halloween party this year? If so, this would be a great way to keep the kids busy and happy!