Since my son was about the age my daughter is now we have played the "what's missing game" mostly when waiting at restaurants. It's an easy game to play almost anywhere and you can use almost anything to play.
I made up a Halloween version incorporating a Halloween hunt for the things that would be used in the game. This past weekend my kids were in the painting mood, finger painting to be exact. It's not one of my favorite things to do when we are indoors but I grin and bare it. I've seen so many fun Halloween hand and foot paintings that I wanted to try one and really thought the one I had seen here was super cute. Since I had all the paints already out we made these cute pumpkin face bags.
After my kids collected the items I hid around the house and put them in their bags we were ready to play the game! It's so simple but yet the kids laughed and had alot of fun with it.
On their hunt!
Here's how we played:
They took a good look at what was in front of them then closed their eyes while I removed one of the items. Once their eyes were open they would try to guess which item was missing. We kept doing that adding things to make it more challenging as we went along.
My kids are 8 and 4 and it can be tough to find activities that they both enjoy. This is definitely one that they both had fun with!!
To make the pumpkin bags here's what you'll need:
Brown paper bags
Black permanent marker
Hole puncher (optional)
Your little one's hands!
Paint your little one's hands with the orange paint and the green and press onto the bag.
Once dry draw your pumpkin's face
This part is optional. I made small holes on each side of the bag with a hole puncher and strung raffia through it so the bag could have handles.
If you like the pumpkin bags but don't want to play the game, simply fill the bags with goodies whether food or non-food related for your kids or for their classroom if they have a Halloween party. We are also taking our bags on a walk later to collect some leaves!