Halloween Games

The Skeleton Thief

A Halloween Treasure Hunt
Skeleton Foot

Materials: Skeleton footprints, Cauldron filled with Candy (prize), decorations

Preparation:  Cut out six or seven skeleton footprints.  On the back of each footprint, write a “clue” to the location of the next footprint.  (Example:  Look behind the sink in the downstairs bathroom.)  Hide each new footprint in the place indicated by the previous clue. The last footprint should contain the “clue” that leads to the Cauldron of Candy. 

Decorations:  Decorate the place where the cauldron is hidden to look like a Skeleton’s hideout or a Skeleton Ball. 

Story and Treasure Hunt:  Read the poem below at the start of the treasure hunt.  Then show the treasure hunters the place where you’ve hidden the first skeleton footprint.  Instruct the hunters to find all the footprints, which will lead them to the Skeleton’s Ball and the stolen Cauldron of Candy.
                
             

The Skeleton Thief
By S.E. Schlosser

A rattle of bones! 
Who could it be? 
It is a Skeleton, 
Looking to see
If that cauldron of candy
We left in the hall
Might make a good feast
At the Skeleton Ball.

A rattle of bones! 
Quick, look and see!
Oh no!  The Skeleton’s
Stolen our candy!

Follow the footprints,
Uncover the clues,
Find out where the Skeleton
And his crazy crew
Have taken our cauldron
Of candied delight.
We must save our feast
O
n this Halloween night!


Comments

thease stories are so spooky

scary ha lol

wow i love it

This is an awesome poem and is going to be good fun on Halloween tonight!

really how is that a story itds a game wow soooo fun

is bloody mary realy real

funny and cool peom

the bloody sink story sounds real and not real

love it.............

It was smart

Awsome

it is so scarey i have night mears.....xxx

this game is so funn !

scary!!!!!!..........

scary!!!!!!..........

your story was cool

haha omg!!!!♥

LUV IT!

I read the Bloody Sink story. Totally could not happen.

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