Kids’ Halloween Ghost Card Game Craft Activity

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Combine math and a fun-filled holiday game into one not-so-spooky Halloween kids’ activity! This ghost card number game is a craft that kiddos in preschool and up will enjoy making and using. Even though the cards have a Halloween theme, your family can continue to use them year-round.

Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need

  • White card stock paper or large plain note cards
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • A piece of cardboard-reuse an old cereal or packing box
  • Googley eyes
  • Clear-drying school glue

How-To Card-Making Steps

  1. Draw a ghost template onto the cardboard. Make the ghost roughly the size of an adult’s hand.
  2. Cut the ghost out and give it to your child.
  3. Your child can use the ghost as a template or stencil to draw more onto the card stock paper or note cards. Draw 20 total ghosts to create 10 pairs of cards.
  4. Cut the ghosts out.
  5. Glue googley eyes onto one side of each ghost. Your child can make traditional ghosts with two eyes or imaginative abstract ghosts with as many eyes as they can fit on the paper. Wait for the glue to dry.
  6. Place the ghosts in pairs. Turn over each pair and write a number on the back. Each paper should have the same number. For example, the first pair would both have a “1” written onto the back. If your child can’t write each number on their own, you can draw the numerals with pencil first. Your child can then trace over the pencil lines with markers.
  7. Mix up the pairs and place the ghosts numeral-side down on a table.
  8. Ask your child to turn over two ghosts and read the numbers. If the numbers don’t match, the next player takes their turn. Continue until someone gets a match. When a player gets a match, remove the pair and continue. Play the ghost game until are the cards are in complete pairs.


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