Trick-or-treating is an exciting and fun activity for children on Halloween night. Kids get to dress up in silly costumes and get more candy than they could ever imagine! While this night is full of spooky costumes and yummy sweets, it is also essential to remember to be aware and safe during this time. Keep reading below to learn how to have a safe and fun Halloween!
Children younger than age 12 should trick-or-treat with an adult. It is important to stay in a group and never to be alone. Walk on the sidewalk, look both ways before crossing the street, and always carry a flashlight or wear glow sticks. Never go inside a stranger’s home. Have your child trick-or-treat with a cellphone in case of an emergency.
Make sure your child’s costume fits properly. You don’t want your child to trip because their outfit is too long. Use reflective tape on your child’s clothes or candy bag so they can easily be seen. Choose light colors rather than dark colors when choosing a costume.
Before your child digs into their bag of candy, examine the treats. Throw away anything that is open or has torn packaging. For younger children, take out candy that could be a choking hazard. Be aware of food allergies your child has and check candy labels carefully. Too much candy is not healthy for anyone. Consider swapping out pieces of candy for a toy, book, or fun outing.
Have a frightfully spooky, safe Halloween!