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Dead Mans Body – Halloween Games for Kids


Looking for some fun Halloween Games for Kids? Dead Man’s Body is a spooky activity kids LOVE!

Halloween Games for Kids

Easy Halloween Game

My mom and her sisters use to host a Halloween party every year for me and my cousins waaaaay back in the day. One of the things I remember LOVING at the party was an activity called “Dead Man’s Body”. I decided to give it a try with my own kids, and it was a BLAST!

Here’s how you pull it off:

Dead Man’s Body – Halloween Games for Kids


  • 1 large fresh tomato
  • 1 whole canned tomato
  • spaghetti noodles, cooked
  • 1 piece of chicken bone
  • wet bunch of yarn
  • 2 peeled grapes
  • Warm tomato soup
  • 2 pieces of dried fruit
  • 9 small bowls
  • 9 small hand towel to cover the bowls
  • paper towels, one for each child
  • Dead Man’s Body poem* (click HERE to download)

*In preparation for this blog post, my awesome friend took the original story I used and she turned it into a poem! (She is amazing!!) Feel free to use it if you’d like!  


  1. Place each item in a bowl, then, cover each bowl with a towel.
  2. Have the kids sit in a semi-circle in a darkened room. Give each of them a paper towel to keep in their lap in case they want to wipe their hands.
  3. Tell the Dead Man’s Body poem as you pass the covered bowls around for each of them to feel- without looking!


My 3-year old daughter and my nephew who is 4 were too scared to even reach into the bowls! But my 6 year old son, my 5 year old niece and my son’s friend had a blast with it! So keep that in mind if you have little ones at home.

Get ready for squeals of excitement and disgust!

Halloween Games for Kids

Hope you have a happy Halloween!

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