This activity is similar to the popular game Sequence for Kids and is designed to target vocabulary development, mainly Halloween items. This download is a quick and easy activity featuring a variety of Halloween pictures that can be used during individual sessions or with groups of students. Kids love playing the gameMany Halloween items are featured including skeleton, spider, mummy, candy, spider web, Frankenstein, vampire, pumpkin, candy corn, scarecrow, bat, black cat, cauldron, witch, coffin, ghost, witch’s hat, trick or treating, mask, haunted house, candle, lantern moon, skull, bones, Indian corn, corn stalks, graveyard/grave stone, devil haystack and owl.
SEQUENCE FOR HALLOWEEN
• 15-20 colored chips for each player. Each player’s chips should be one color and different from the other players. If you do not have chips small colored paper squares can be used.
• One game board printed out (page 4 or 9) and laminated for durability. Two different game boards and corresponding Halloween pictures have been included for variety.
• Two copies of Halloween picture cards that correspond to the game board chosen (pages 5-7 or pages 10-12). These can be laminated for durability. The picture cards should be cut apart.
• One set of DRAGON and UNICORN cards printed out and laminated for durability (page 8 or page 13). These should also be cut apart.
OBJECT: The first player to make a SEQUENCE of 4 chips in a row using only their own colored chips wins.
SEQUENCE: A connected series of 4 of the same colored chips in a straight line, up and down, across or diagonally on the game board.
GAME SET-UP: Place the game board in the center of the playing area. Each player chooses a colored set of chips and places them in a pile near them. One player shuffles the card and deals 3 cards, one at a time and face down, to each player. Each player may look at his/her own cards. The remaining cards are placed face down in a pile somewhere near the board and used as the DRAW DECK.
GAME PLAY: Beginning with the player to the left of the dealer and moving in a clockwise direction, that player selects a card of their choice from their hand and places it face up on their discard pile (Each player should start a discard pile in front of them visible to all other players) and then places one of their chips on the matching card on the game board. The player then must draw one card from the top of the draw deck and his/her turn is now over. Remember: You should always have 3 cards in your hand at the end of your turn. Each card is pictured twice in the game board. A player can play on either one of the card spaces, as it is not already covered by another colored chip. If you have a card, which does not have an open matching space in the game board, place that card on your discard pile, draw a new card from the draw deck, then play your normal turn. Once a chip has been played, it cannot, be removed by an opponent, except when using a Dragon card. There are no Unicorn or Dragon cards on the game board.
DRAGON CARDS: There are 2 Dragon cards in the card deck. To play a Dragon card, place it on your discard pile and remove one of your opponents’ chips from the game board. That completes your turn. You cannot place one of your chips in that same space during this turn.
UNICORN CARDS: There are 2 Unicorn cards in the card deck. To play a Unicorn card, place it on your discard pile and place one of your chips on ANY open space on the game board. That completes your turn.