Blindfolded Halloween Games- Fun for all the family


Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a few key ingredients!

Sweets, Costumes, Trick or Treating and GAMES!

Halloween is a great time of year to play some games- whether at home with your family and friends, or at a Halloween spootackular party, this is a great time of year to incorporate a blindfolded game that will be fully accessible to your child who has a visual impairment and can be enjoyed by all!



Here is a list of some of the best blindfolded games on offer:

1. Guess the Ghost

What you will need:

  • Blindfold
  • Sheets for all of the players
  • Music player for some spooky backing music

What you do:

All of the people in the room put a sheet over their head and the player who is doing the ‘picking’ out on a blindfold.  All of the people who are playing make a big circle in the room and the player doing the ‘guessing’ goes around the circle touching all of the players covered in sheets.  You will need someone to be controlling the music whilst the game is in action.  Once the music stops the ‘ghost’ that the ‘guessing’ player has to let out a ghostly wail and they have to guess who is the hidden ghost.


2. Zombie Supper

What you need:

  1. Blindfold
  2. Red or green jelly in a bowl
  3. Plastic insects and creepy crawlies
  4. Any other plastic Halloween items- severed fingers, plastic eyes.
  5. Wormy jelly sweet

What you do:

Pre-make a bowl of jelly, make it extra runny by adding more water than suggested on the packets. Add the creepy crawleys, eyeballs, jelly sweets into the jelly. Ask each player to put on their blindfold and ask them to identify what things the Zombie has for their supper by rummaging around in the bowl of runny jelly and removing the hidden items.


3. Guess the corpses’ body part

What you will need:

  1. Blindfold
  2. Lots of bowls/plastic plates
  3. Tactile food- use your imagination for this, fill with things that will feel different, such as slimy, cold, warm, squishy, sloppy.
  4. Lots of sound effects! (get the other children to help you with this)

What you do:

When you present the bowl to the child who is wearing the blindfold you will really need to get into the story telling aspect of this game!  For example “Here are the toes of the old lady who died in the house, exactly 50 years ago to this day” or “Here are the guts of the body that was found rotting in the local canal”- depending on your child you can make it as fun or as scary as you like.

Food ideas:

  • Tinned tomatoes for hearts
  • Tinned corn for teeth
  • Spaghetti for the guts
  • Peeled grapes for eyes


4. Blindfolded Apple Bobbing

What you need:

  1. Blindfold
  2. Big tub full of water
  3. Apples
  4. Stop watch

What you do:

Why not spice up one of the most traditional Halloween games with a blindfolded twist- making the game just that little bit more difficult but then also accessible to the child who has a visual impairment.  Fill the tub with water, add the apples, ask each player to wear an blindfold whilst taking their turn, set a timer for 1 minute- the payer who successfully gets out the most apples- wins!



5. Pin the tale on the back cat

What you will need:

  • A large printed out image of a black cat- minus the tale
  • A fluffy tale with in pin in the end
  • Sticky tape to stick the black cat image to a wall or door.
  • Blindfold

What you do:

This is a spooky take on the traditional blindfolded game of pin the tale on the donkey!  Each player will be on level pegging with this blindfolded game.  Attach the image to a wall of door and give the player who’s turn it is the fluffy tale.  Put on the blindfold and spin the player around, then then have to make their way to the cat and try and get the tale as close to the cat as possible.

You can find cat clip art by clicking here!



6. Witches’ Hat Ring Toss


What you need:

  1. Five witches hats
  2. Coloured card to make the amount of points each hat is worth; harder to reach the more points.
  3. Blindfold
  4. Games rings

What you do:

Place the witches hats upside down and add a value of points to each of the hats.  The player tossing the rings must be blindfolded to take part.  You have 5 goes to try and get the ring over the point of the witches hat.  The payer with the most points wins!

You can buy a pack of 8 hats by clicking here!

You can buy a set of rings by clicking here!



7.Blindfolded Donut and String Game


What you need:

  • Long piece of string
  • Donuts
  • Blindfold

What you do:

Tie each of the donuts to a string and hand high above the players heads.  Each player must be blindfolded to take part- the aim of the game is to try and gobble up all of the donut attached to the strings before the other player!  The first person to eat a full donut is a winner.




8. The Witches’ Cauldron


What you need:

  • Large cooking pot or cauldron
  • Blindfold
  • Large Damp sponge
  • Large piece of orange peel
  • Selection of rubber toys

What you do:

Each player takes turns wearing the blindfold to have a rummage around the witches cauldron to try and find the item you have named; so for example “find the monsters slobbery tongue”- aka the damp sponge.  Very simple, promotes lots of touching and discovery. Great game for all age groups.




10. Spooky Word Association



What you will need:

  • Blindfold
  • Laptop or tablet- something you can display the image of the item on

What you do:

A very simple word association game with a spooky twist!  The player who’s ‘guessing’ go it is has to wear the blindfold, then you show the other people taking part an image of the item they have to describe on the laptop/table.  So for example, a skeleton.  The players who aren’t blindfolded have 60 seconds to describe the item but they are not allowed to say the proper name!  If they say exactly what is it, that means they are disqualified from that round and you start over again. If the player guesses correctly within the 60 seconds, they get to stay blindfolded and take part in another round.  After each person has had a go at guessing, the winner is the player who managed to stay on for the most rounds. Suggested images:

  • Witches hat
  • Broomstick
  • Pumpkin
  • Skelton
  • Vampire
  • Gravestone


If you want to read more Halloween related content click here!  for ten fun ways you can use a pumpkin in accessible sensory play.

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