Entertain your next batch of energetic youngsters with a Halloween-inspired candy hunt! With a little prior prep, you'll have an afternoon activity that will keep the kids -- and their sweet tooths -- happy.
What You Need:
- Individually wrapped candy bars
What You Do:
- Find some time to prep away from curious eyes. You'll need to scope out the playing field for candy hunt. A backyard or a park are perfect locations, but even a living room or hallway will work.
- Decide how many candy bars you will hide. There should be enough candy hidden that every child will have at least two or three.
- Start hiding the candy. Be tricky! The longer it will take the kids to find the candy , the better.
- Once all the candy is hidden, cut a piece of paper into tiny strips.
- Use a pencil to draw clues on each strip to where one of the candy bars is hidden. For example, if you hid one candy bar in a bush with orange blossoms, draw a picture of that bush with an arrow pointing towards the candy.
- Roll up or fold each paper strip.
- Take your extra candy bars and carefully unwrap each one.
- Place each paper clue inside an empty candy wrapper.
- Hide these tricky candy clues in easy locations -- places you know the kids will be tempted to look first.
- Gather the players.
- Tell them that they'll be going on a trick or treat candy hunt.
- Count to three before letting them loose!
- Try to monitor how many candy bars each kid has found. If one super speedy child already has found three or four, let him help another child find some.
- When all the candy bars are found, it's time to eat. Encourage the kids to just eat one or two -- and save the rest for later!