Forget the x-box. Everyone knows that a kid’s favorite game is the one he plays with his Mummy. This spooky season, throw some thrills into playtime with mummy-themed science experiments, story times and games that will rattle their bones. Check out the details below, because we’re certain you’ll like how we roll.
photo: S. Massey
Wrap the Mummy
We love this game by Teach Preschool for our littlest goblins, especially when they try to wrap themselves. But before the frustration levels reach an all-time high, be sure to take the roll in your own hands to finish the job. And stand back, because nothing’s more fun for kids than breaking out of that mummy costume!
photo:Andrew Gustar via flickr
Mummify an Apple
Calling all Egyptians! The Great Apple Pharaoh has died and it’s time to mummify his body using nothing but salt, baking soda, an apple and some time. This project will take a little carving skills on a peeled apple, but the patience gives great results. Pop over to Time Traveller Kids for the play-by-play and instructions.
Photo: Craftaholics Anonymous
Watch your kids morph into competitive mummies (aka Tiger Mummies) as they try to make it to the finish line without losing the beanbags on the backs of their outstretched arms. Feel like getting crafty? Find instructions for making your own spooky beanbags for the game, along with other inspiration, on Craftaholics Anonymous.
Photo: A Mom with a Lesson Plan
Story Time with Mummy
Nothing gets the kiddos to snuggle up with their Mummies like a sweet story time. Check out this activity by A Mom with a Lesson Plan to bring the book Where’s My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi to life.
photo: Kid Friendly Things to Do
Unwrap the Mummy
We love this take on the classic hot potato game by Kid Friendly Things to Do, where each unwrap of the mummy yields treats, not tricks.
photo: Organized 31
Mummy Touch and Seek
This blindfolded touch and guess game is as scary as reaching into your kiddos dirty clothes hamper in the dark! With cooked noodles for intestines and peeled grapes for eyeballs, this game by Organized 31 is a must for any gore-lover. Get the scoop on how to put it together here.
photo: Totally the Bomb
Shaving Cream Balloon Mummies
We love the idea of shaving cream filled balloons by Totally the Bomb, and think that it would be perfect for playing a round of Don’t Let the Mummy Hit the Floor. Just transform the white balloon into a mummy pre-game by glueing a few strips of toilet paper and googly eyes to it!
photo: S. Massey
How’s this for a trick, Mom? Disguise math time with this awesome game by Chicken Babies! See how they unwrap a mummy with math for a prize here, and if you need to alter the ability level, just try substituting addition or subtraction or even one-to-one correlation for the multiplication used on the website.
photo: Honey and Fitz
Front Door Mummy
Go big or go home, right? This door decoration by Honey and Fitz will delight trick or treaters, and is easy enough to let your littles take the lead on. Not sure you’re up for a full-scale operation? No worries. You can apply the same concept to a poster board to hang on the front door, instead.
photo: Giggles Galore
Add a little spooky fun to the classic at-home bowling game by turning your pins into mummies. Whether you use a pumpkin for a bowling ball or opt to cover another ball in gauze, this activity is a guaranteed afternoon strike! Find inspiration and instructions by Giggles Galore here.
What are your favorite mummy games and activities? Tell us in the comments section below!