Trick-or-Treat Alternatives

Do you feel like giving out Halloween candy is more of a trick than a treat? Consider handing out something that your trick-or-treaters will find fun, but might bring to mind safety, as well.

Whistle – Besides annoying Mom and Dad, whistles are often used by backpackers and hikers who are lost. A whistle can be heard much further away than a yell, and it’s much less fatiguing.

Flashlight keychain – You don’t need an emergency to find this handy, especially as trick-or-treat night gets dark and there are lots of kiddos out walking around.

Chemical Glow Stick – or necklace or bracelet. This is a fun way for kiddos to be easily seen.

Reflective stickers – Put these on a treat bag or back pack or shoes to be highly visible.

Safety Bookmarks – Fire Prevention, Bike Safety, etc. Kids who are just learning to read will find these particularly interesting, regardless of the topic.

1 comment:

  1. These are great ideas that I'd never thought of. I hate loading up the neighborhood kids with MORE candy, but my kids aren't excited by well-meant pencils and erasers. Most of these items are pretty cheap at a "big box" store or party supply!