Friday, October 13, 2017

Day 9 of 13 Days of Halloween: Have a School Haunted House

This year another parent and I are in charge of the Haunted Hallway for the Fall Festival.  This is right up my alley.  We are both very excited to create a haunted hallway that will excite the students, add a little scare, and be memorable.

There are things we have to think about for the event.
-We only have 2 hours to set up.
-Clean up needs to be easy.
-We need a scary haunted house, but one where the students really decide how scary it is.
-We need to have a tour guide so kids don't go crazy in the haunted house and brake things.
-We need volunteers.
-We have a limited budget.

It might seem like a challenge, but it really isn't that difficult.  A haunted house doesn't need to have traditional Halloween d├ęcor to be scary.  It just needs to tell a story and create the anticipation that something may jump out at you even if it doesn't happen.

I looked up lots of ideas on Pinterest and I thought I would share them here.  I hope you will create a haunted hallway someday at your school.  It will be very memorable.

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Lots of good tips on this site.  I like the idea of using fun items as body parts for people to touch.  Glow Sticks will create points of interest.
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This site contains lots of idea for a scarier haunted hallway.  I like the dog crate with a person.  Easy to set up and can be made really creepy.

Haunt Your House: 18 Ideas to Create the Spookiest Place on the Block
This site contains lots of creative ideas for school or home.

Haunted House Room Ideas - Bing Images
My kids like to create a box tunnel or hallway.  The holes in the cardboard make a great place to poke your head through or hand.

Don't forget to have someone pop out at the end.  This will get visitors heart rate rising.  I also like to have a creature walk out and follow behind as if they are touring too.  They tap someone on the shoulder and it really freaks them out.

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