Pin the Wart on the Witch

If you need an idea for a Halloween class party game or a family get-together, I’ve got one for you.

I did “Pin the Wart on the Witch” for my son’s Halloween party at school last year and it was so fun.  And by the way, the wart was a chewed piece of bubble gum.  This game works best with small group rotations.

Here is what you will need:


GUM. I used Double Bubble gum.  The grape kind would be fun for affect.

A WITCH. Before the party, I had my son (and his buddy) draw a big witch face on a piece of white poster board.  (This took the pressure off me to have the perfect looking witch and my son loved the art project.)

They used a combination of markers and water colors.  I had them exaggerate the nose because the goal is to pin the wart on the tip of the nose.  (They were so proud.)

A GARBAGE BAG OR TARP.  When we got to the party, I made sure that I was not near carpet and that I had a garbage sack on the floor.  You might also want one behind the picture, in case they miss the posterboard all together.

Here is how you play:

CHEW. I had the children chew a piece of  Double Bubble. Make sure they chew the gum long enough or it is too juicy and doesn’t stick.

BLINDFOLD.  After chewing for a bit, I blindfolded them one at a time and spun them around.   As I spun the one child, the other kids in the group sang a Halloween song that they had learned in class that year. I stopped spinning when the song was over.  This kept the waiters engaged in the game.  For older kids, you could have the group spell H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N as you spin.

PIN.  Then they pinned the gum/wart on the witch.  Remember the goal was to get the wart on the tip of the nose.

Here are a few things I learned along the way:

ASK. Check with the teacher to make sure she is okay with gum at school.

TWO. Have 2 witch pictures because it can get pretty gross.  We traded out pictures half way through the class rotation.

Have fun!

5 thoughts on “Pin the Wart on the Witch”

  1. Oh that is so fun. Too bad our school is in the “don’t even say the word Halloween at school” zone. Argh. It’s crazy. I would love to do this with my fourth graders!

  2. Hey, I’d love to do your guest post in November. I was thinking I would do it as a Feature Friday so you could do one long post, unless you did a bunch of crafts/furniture redos. Then we could do the Feature Friday for the entire room and another day or two for tutorials.

    Whacha got?

  3. K Tiff, so here’s my problem. Now that I have discovered your blog, I am no longer as creative as I used to be. If I am in need of a great class Halloween party game, I just look up your blog and snag the Pin the Wart on the Witch idea and it worked like a charm!!!! I think I am officially the coolest mom in town (at least to these particular Kindergartners). So… keep ’em coming, I am an official Raising Lemons Blog-Stalker and I now rely on you to keep my reputation at a premium with my kids. 🙂 Thanks for the awesome ideas, not just with class party games, but with raising my kids in general. 🙂

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