Think of the many alternatives for Halloween other than candy. Make the “trick or treat” youngsters on your block happy by offering options to candy that are fun. Here is one top-10 list for non-candy treats. Please add your ideas—click on comment below to share yours!
- Halloween unsharpened pencils
- “Glow” sticks
- Small to medium sized rubber balls
- Small packs of “glow-in-the-dark” crayons
- Halloween or Harvest stickers
- Child’s size toothbrush
- Plastic finger rings or necklaces
- Small bottles of bubbles
- Orange Play Dough—make some homemade dough and give a small ball packed in a plastic zip-lock sandwich bag—labeled “Play Dough.” Maybe include a small card with the recipe—parents would love this!
- Crayon Muffin: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place crayon chips (from old crayons) in paper-lined muffin tin. Turn the oven off, and place muffin tin in oven for five minutes or so until the chips melt. Remove from oven and allow to harden. Remove paper liners. Place crayon in a plastic sandwich bag. These make great rainbow designs on paper!
Along with these treats above, think about books for friends and family members. Some new favorites are:
Maisy's Trick-or-Treat by Lucy Cousins
Alpha Oops! H is for Halloween by Bob Kolar
Click, Clack, Boo: A Tricky Treat by Doreen Cronin
Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson
Halloween Night by Marjorie Dennis Murray
The Sad Pumpkin: A Halloween Story for Kids by Adam G. Newton
Have a safe and happy Halloween!
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