When kids are trick-or-treating above all it is important for them to be safe. It is hard for young children to believe that real terrors exist in this world, but it is true. Bad people are lurking behind every corner. Safety should be made as a precaution but, trick-or-treating should also be fun! Here are some tips to make that possible:
1) Candy Safety 101
Any candy that is not completed sealed should be thrown away when the kids first look at their candy stash: this includes Tootsie rolls and most lollipops. The kids might complain about this at first, but make sure they know you have their best interest at hand. Only trick-or-treat at houses with the door lights on and are ready to accept trick-or-treaters.
2) Staying Safe While Out on the Road
With older groups of kids going trick-or-treating, make sure they stay in large groups. A gang of kids not only makes them visible to others, but not as much as a target for predators.
3) Eat Before You Treat
Before the kids fill their tummies with fatting candy, they should eat a healthy dinner. By eating beforehand, eating a ton of candy doesn’t look as tempting.
4) Make a Path Ahead of Time
It is best to plan out a trick-or-treating path before the kids hit the streets. Choosing the best neighborhoods ensure good and safe candy.
If trick-or-treating is still not possible, then a Halloween party can be thrown instead!