Halloween trick-or-treating is an annual activity that children of all ages enjoy. But sugar consumption in our society is at an all-time high and many parents are concerned about the health effects of consuming large quantities of candy. Why not start a new tradition and replace candy with these alternatives?
What kid doesn’t love stickers? Not only are they very inexpensive, but you can find them in nearly any store in an array of different designs. They can also be purchased in large quantities from online suppliers. Large pages of stickers can be cut into smaller sections so that they fit neatly into Halloween treat bags.
For a useful Halloween treat, try packing your trick-or-treater’s bags with school supplies. Halloween-themed pens, pencils, and erasers are a practical alternative to sugary candy. Even if they are not Halloween-themed, supplies such as glue sticks, small notepads, and crayons make great treats.
Candy and sweets need not be the focus at Halloween. It’s easy to replace unhealthy snacks with fun toys such as vampire teeth, spider rings, cans of spray web, bouncy balls, glow bracelets, and bottles of bubbles.
Books are always a great gift. Buy a box of miscellaneous seasonal, coloring, and activity books and let the kids pick out which one they want.
Look for small puzzles at discounted prices at drug stores and supermarkets throughout the year and give them out at Halloween.
This Halloween explore some creative options for treats that fall outside of the conventional candy offerings. You’ll feel much better knowing that you are part of starting a new, healthier Halloween tradition.