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    Calling all caregivers in aged care communities! Elevate your seniors during Halloween festivities with the enchanting Pumpkin Toss Game! Engage our beloved seniors in a delightful bean bag tossing activity but with a twist – the target is a pumpkin!

    This spirited game fosters laughter, hand-eye coordination, and a sense of seasonal camaraderie. Discover how easy it is to set up and play this Halloween-inspired game that will leave your seniors filled with joy and cherished memories.

    Click the link at the bottom of this article for the A4 printable version.

    Materials Needed:

    • Large pumpkin (Pumpkin baskets)
    • Small handheld bean bags
    • Masking tape or chalk (to mark the throwing line)

    How to Play:

    Simply position the basket on the ground, then have the players stand back an appropriate distance and toss a bean bags into it.

    Set Up:

    1. Choose a spacious and safe area for the game.
    2. Place the pumpkin on the ground.
    3. Use any cardboard to label the pumpkins, indicating their points.
    4. Use masking tape or chalk to mark a throwing line several feet away from the pumpkin.


    1. Each seniors stands behind the throwing line.
    2. Seniors take turns tossing bean bags towards the pumpkin’s opening.


    1. Assign points to different sections of the pumpkin opening based on difficulty (higher points for smaller openings).
    2. If a bean bag successfully lands inside the pumpkin, the player earns the designated points.


    The player with the highest accumulated points after a set number of rounds or a specific time wins.

    • Incorporate Halloween-themed prizes for winners, like small treats or decorative items.
    • Experiment with different throwing distances to adapt to seniors’ mobility levels.
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