Halloween Fun

You’ve Been Ghosted!

This is a fun game to play before Halloween. Have children help you fill up a gift bag or small paper lunch bag with Halloween treats. Add anything related to Halloween into the bags including: Halloween candy, little plastic spiders, and/or rubber Halloween characters. Each bag must include a paper ghost, so have your charges cut out the paper ghost to put in each bag.

Attach a letter on the outside of the paper bag or gift bag that reads:

Late last night, we left you a treat.
The tradition is fun, one we hope you’ll repeat.

Take the ghost and pin it on your door,
to let others know, need ghosted no more.

Now it’s your duty to pass on this surprise,
to two more families, we must advise.

Gather some treats and deliver them soon,
within two nights, under the light of the moon.

Include a ghost with each package you give,
along with this poem for the tradition to live.

Have you ever tried this cute game with the children’s friends or neighbors? Do you have other games to play with children before Halloween?


  1. OMG this is such a cute idea. I will do it today!–Kristin Nanny of 3 yr old boy and 5yr old girl

  2. My work family does this every year…the kids love "boo-ing" their neighbors! They actually sell "boo kits" that has the little poem already printed up, the ghost to hang on your door showing you've already been boo-ed, along with a bag and tissue paper. You just have to fill it up with whatever you want!Sarah

  3. I had so much fun doing this today. I loved running up to our friends porches and leaving the bags. I think I enjoyed it more than the children! xoxoxoxoFelicia Orange Cty CA

  4. My charge is to young to do this currently. But I am sharing the idea with other young kids I know and will save it for him the future.It's his first Halloween this year. He's going as a lobster and bosses are going as chefs. They got all the costumes. We are trying out how to convert one of his riding toys into the pot to cook (transport) him in.

  5. I am going to do this today, thanks. I think we will do this for 10 friends actually. thanks

  6. I am doing this with the kids today. I usally don't work on the weekends so this should be fun for Saturday babysitting. All of my kids are dif ages but fun for all of them. We are going to put the finished product in gallon size Ziploc bags to protect them from rain, dirt, or morning dew. I love doing anonymous stuff like this.Rose Nanny of 10yr B 7yr G 3yr G Raleigh NC

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