A Halloween Party Idea for School Age Kids – Fun Games to Play

Halloween is a favorite holiday for kids. They love being able to dress in costumes, carve pumpkins and attend a party. A Halloween party idea for school age kids includes playing fun games. I have listed several fun games that you can play either at a school or home party.

The mummy wrap game calls for teams of four kids. One will become the mummy and the other three will wrap him or her in toilet paper. This is a timed game, so a loud kitchen timer works great. Give each team several rolls of toilet paper; set the timer for a couple of minutes and say GO. When the timer rings or you stay STOP, the team with the mummy who is wrapped the most is the winner.

Set up a miniature golf game either indoors or outdoors. You can use an empty tin can for the hole. It is a lot of fun if you can obtain large plastic bones for the clubs and draw an eye on a plastic golf ball. See who can make a hole in one.

Another physical activity is a monster tag and capture game. You’ll need an area about the size of a volleyball court. The kids stand at one end of the line. One player, Frankenstein Monster, stands about six feet in front of the group (facing the same direction). The monster walks forward with the group following calling out Frankenstein are you alive? The monster stops, turns and points to one child saying who are you? The child may answer any Halloween creature (rat, bat, pumpkin, ghost, goblin black cat, etc.).

The monster than turns and the group continues to follow asking the same question. At any time a child answering the monster may say they are Frankenstein, the monster then chases the group back to the starting line. Establish a finish line, and someone needs to say Frankenstein before the monster reaches this line. Anyone tagged or caught by the monster goes to the centerline, and the game is repeated. The last players caught are the winners.

Another Halloween party idea is to have a Freeze Dance. Play Halloween songs like the Monster Mash, Purple People Eater, or Attack of the Killer Tomatoes to play this game with. Have a dance contest with the winners being who can dance the silliest, slowest, fastest, etc.

Entertainment on the Go – Top 5 Free Mobile Gaming Apps From Apple

No longer are the days when you have to be connected to the computer, game console or even bring a separate hand held game device when you are on the road or out and about. Be assured if you end up waiting in line or being delayed by unforeseen circumstances you can easily keep yourself entertained with these 5 free mobile gaming apps from Apple.

1) NinJump by Backflip Studios As one reviewer said, “ninjas + squirrels = awesome!” This free game has an overwhelming 9074 5 star ratings out of 15840 reviewers. The goal is to climb as high as you possibly can while avoiding other climbing and flying animals and ninjas who want to knock you to your doom.

2) Glow Puzzle by Nexx Studio This brain teaser type game includes 20 free levels. The goal is to connect all the dots with a single path and not retrace any of your steps.

3) City Story by TeamLava Create the city of your dreams right on your mobile device. Include your favorite landmarks, cafes, hotels, bakeries and more. As your city grows so will your population.

4) Cake Maker – Free by Sunstorm Interactive Just as the title says, Cake Maker is your very own place to design and decorate virtual cakes for any occasion. After creating your cake you can even post it to your Facebook page if you are especially proud. This free version has a sampling of the items you will find in the paid version.

5) Lasers Free by Brisk Mobile Inc. Lasers Free is now the full version of lasers with all 50 levels available. The goal of this mental challenge game is to direct the lasers light to activate all the diamonds on the level.

Mobile Games Development: Its Latest Trends and Future Prospects

Mobile games and its development is now not a restricted territory. With the help of open source platforms, game developers are bringing in fantastic and interesting ones. Though the iPhone games rule the roost in terms of sheer classiness and operability, the Android and Symbian counterparts are not too far behind. One of the earliest games was the “Snake” which was launched in 1997. With the advent of sleeker platforms and consistent enhancements, the processing capabilities of today’s average mobile phone are much better than the processing capabilities of the costliest phone launched a decade back.

Nowadays, smart phones include a wide range of games which can be played easily by any age group. Android is one of the most popular operating systems and platforms today. It has a Java based environment and most of the apps are developed using Java. Even amateur tech lovers can tweak their applications easily by referring to relevant gaming sites. Each and every mobile application platform has a software development kit which does have all the necessary ingredients needed to make a fantastic interactive app or a game. One can start on with Android app development using the Android SDK (software development kit).

Development of 3D apps and mobile games is very much in demand today, much like the demand for Xbox games and PlayStation games. Most analysts agree that in the near future, an average user would be able to have much more interactivity and fun within the mobile itself. Though the 3D gaming experience is at a nascent stage, do not be surprised if 3D games get found in most smart phones in the near future.

Some of the trends related to gaming include:

Java is the most popular gaming platform which is ruling the roost today. But with subsequent competition with other platforms, the trends might change rather drastically.

Multiplayer apps like chess and poker are preferred by the online audience, especially those who frequent on social media. The common gaming platform allows people of a group to compete with absolute strangers too.

Mobile games are also used in many promotional and advertising campaigns wherein the user can play games and even shop from their favorite merchandise.

The emergence of portals which are selling games is on the rise too. The games are quite affordable to the average user and the demand makes it a win-win situation for the buyer and the developer. Different mobile games based on different genres like action, adventure, racing, puzzles etc. are available online.