Like most holidays, Halloween focuses on treats. My take on Halloween is to have the kids enjoy 1-2 smaller pieces of candy a day for a month.
Once Thanksgiving rolls around, we’re done. Look for opportunities in your community for candy donations. We are putting our extra candy together for ‘Treats for Our Troops’ which provides Halloween candy and cards to be sent to our US troops and local Veteran’s shelters.
It can be difficult for kids with food allergies to participate in holidays that focus on food such as Halloween. The Teal Pumpkin Project aims to raise awareness surrounding food allergies. This project encourages people to provide non-food items as Halloween treats as an alternative to Halloween candy so all kids are included and can go home with a treat.
Here are a few ideas to hand out as non-food treats this year:
- Temporary tattoos
- Glow sticks
- Bouncy balls
- Small games
Remember to paint a teal pumpkin as well to leave on your doorstep! The photo in this month’s e-Newsletter is a photo of ours from years past.