Help Cat Find His Pumpkin Party Game for Young Kids

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Oh dear, a lost cat can’t find his pumpkin! This is a fun and easy party game for young kids where the kids help a plush cat find his missing pumpkin.

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Note: This is a variation of our party game for young kids Where’s the Witch – this version of the game substitutes the witch with a pumpkin.

{If you are substituting with a pumpkin, you could instead say, “Oh dear, the cat has lost his pumpkin! He was all ready to carve it and it rolled away! Can we help him find it?”}

How to Play Help the Cat Find His Pumpkin Halloween Game

Preparation & Materials:

For this game, you will need a plush toy black cat and a pumpkin.

You very well may already have a black cat plush toy at home already, but just in case you don’t, there are also so many super cute options to consider!

You can either use a real small pie pumpkin, or you can also opt for a plush or decorative pumpkin to use.

Before the game starts and the kids are not in the room, carefully and strategically hide the pumpkin in a place that will remain completely out of sight from the children.

Game Story

When you are ready to play the game, introduce the black cat plush toy to the kids.

Say to the kids,

“Oh no! It looks like we have a lost cat here! Wait, what’s that?”

Hold up the cat to your ear and pretend it is whispering something to you. “Oh dear, the cat has lost his pumpkin!” – “What’s that? You were going to carve your pumpkin and it rolled away!?! Oh no! Your pumpkin is missing?

Turn to the kids, “Do you think we can find the missing pumpkin? The cat says that pumpkin is sure to be somewhere in this room?”

Have the kids look in certain places where the pumpkin most definitely is not. You can either call on specific kids in the group to check specific spots of the room, or you can let them all go to a certain area depending on space and size.

For example, you could have them check in the closet, or behind a piece of furniture, or inside a drawer of a desk or even an empty classroom next door.

Keep playing up the cat’s distress and ask kids for other suggestions for where the pumpkin could be.

Once you find the pumpkin & reveal where it is, make a big deal of the cat for being so happy for the kids could help him find his pumpkin.

After this game, you can tell the kids to thank them the cat have made a special treat for them and pass out a snack, stickers or other treat the group might enjoy.

I hope you enjoy this fun game with your group and of course if you try playing this game with your group of kids tell us how they like it in the comments section below!

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