Halloween Mystery Boxes are a super fun Halloween game for kids to do at home or at Halloween school parties. A Mystery Box is easy to make and adds a spooky and surprise element to the party.
All you need are a few supplies you already have at home to whip these up for your next Halloween party.
The great part about these Halloween Mystery Boxes which are also called Sensory Boxes is watching the kid’s reactions when they feel around inside the box. They’ll wonder is it really a Warlock’s brain or just spaghetti, is it a witch’s eye, or just grapes?
A simple and easy Halloween game to add to any Halloween party or family game night at home.
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How to Make Halloween Mystery Boxes
Are you ready to create this fun & spooky Halloween game for your kids? It’s been a huge hit with my kids at their Halloween classroom parties. But be warned you might hear lots of screams or Yucks when the kids feel the creepy contents of the box (: It really is a fun activity your kids will want to do every year.
Supplies for Your Mystery Boxes
- Tissue Boxes, Shoe Boxes, Small Cardboard Box
- Construction paper
- Glue Stick
- Mystery Box items to feel (listed below)
How to Make Halloween Mystery Boxes
Follow these simple steps to make these Halloween-inspired sensory boxes the kids will love!
Find an empty tissue box to use for your Mystery box. I started saving up the boxes about a month before and setting them aside.
If you don’t have time for that just take out the tissues and refill another box with them later.
Cover the boxes up with construction paper (orange, black, purple) or any other fun stickers or things you have at home. Your goal is to give the box a Halloween theme.
I created one to look like a Witch with a black hat and a green face. Another box I covered with black paper and used a white crayon to draw spiders on the outside. You could also use masking tape to look like a mummy.
Have fun with this part and make them your own.
What to Put in Your Halloween Mystery Box
Here’s a full list of ideas to fill your Halloween feel box. You’ll want to fill each box with different gross things for the kids to guess what it really is.
Other than the food the rest of the items I find at the dollar store. Here are some mystery items to use:
- Peeled Grapes =Witches Eyes
- Cooked Spaghetti = Zombie brains
- Witches fingers = Witches Fingers
- Plastic Spiders Rings = Spiders
- Cut up balloons – Dry & Withered Skin
- Candy Corn = Monster teeth
- Pipe Cleaners = Spider Legs
- Water beads = Monster Eyeballs
- Banana Peels & little olive oil – Witches Tounge
- Popcorn Kernels – Rat droppings
Note: If you are bringing this to a school party just make sure that these food items are allowed in class. Also, make sure no one attending your party has any allergies to these items because the kids will not be able to see what’s inside.
You could substitute grapes for squishy bouncy balls or water beads and Spaghetti for wet yarn.
In front of the boxes put a label with what you want the kids to believe is inside. Then let them reach their little hands inside and start guessing what it is inside. It’s going to be so much fun!
Label Example – Witches’ Eyes, Monster Teeth, Spider Legs
How to Play the Mystery Box Game
Now that you made your Mystery boxes the kids can play. Set out your boxes on a table with the label in front. Then let the kids one at a time feel what’s inside and guess what they are feeling. Is it really a witch’s finger?
After everyone has guessed let them know what they are really feeling.
If you don’t want this to be a group game but more independent on the back of the label write what is inside. After the kids feel the box and guess to themselves they can flip the label and see what’s inside.
When to Play This Game
A great place to use this game is as a School Party Game. It’s easy for teachers or room parents to make ahead and have it ready to play.
You can also play this at home with your kids or at a Halloween party, you throw.
More Halloween Games & Activities
Here are some more great games & activities to play at a classroom Halloween party or at home.
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I hope you’ll enjoy creating and playing the Halloween sensory box game. This is a really fun and easy Halloween activity. I hope these Halloween Mystery boxes add to all the fun your family has this Halloween!!
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Let me know any great Halloween Mystery Box ideas you may have to add to these boxes. Leave your ideas in the comments so we can all learn from each other. I love hearing from my readers.
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