Welcome to 30 Crafty Days of Halloween! This Halloween cakewalk printable post is part of our guest blogger series. Make sure to check out all of our Halloween Tutorials for more inspiration!
Hi there! It’s Bettijo here from Paging Supermom to share a fun Halloween idea. I’ve created a free printable kit for a classic Halloween Cakewalk perfect to use at your little one’s school party or at your own Halloween bash.
Cake walks hearken back to American carnivals and bazaars in the early 1900s, but they have become a Halloween tradition. If you’ve never done one, it’s easy to play. Guests walk around a circle of numbers on the floor, stepping from one number to the next, while you play music. When the music stops, each guest should select a number to stand on. Then the host draws a number from a tin, and the player standing on the number drawn wins. As a fun educational twist especially for a school party, the Cakewalk kit includes a version of calling cards that are math problems. The host calls out the problem and the child standing on the correct answer wins.
Traditionally the winner got to take home a whole cake, pie or other treat. For a Halloween class party, a cupcake is the perfect prize! I love these cute orange tubs and dome lids for packaging up the cupcakes to take home. My Halloween Cupcake Walk kit also includes a free printable cupcake topper flag and “Happy Halloween” sticker strips. Go here for
more carnival-inspired Halloween ideas.
TO MAKE: This is such a simple game to put together. Download my Halloween Carnival Cupcake Walk Kit. It includes full-page numbers 1-30 for players to stand on as well as mini numbers or math problems for drawing the winner. Tape full-page numbers to the ground in a circle. Cut the small numbers apart and stash in a tin. You’ll also need plenty of cupcakes for prizes.
Here’s a few more of my favorite Halloween ideas. Get this free printable Halloween Banner template:
Check out my creepy Blood Bar setup. The kit includes recipes, printables and everything you need to recreate it with alcoholic or virgin cocktails:
Last but not least, here’s a great way to get rid of all that candy after Halloween: