How are you enjoying October so far? I know I always say time is flying by faster and faster, but it’s because it’s true! Halloween will be here in just a few more days. Everywhere you look, decorations are going up, and the candy is on sale. Pretty soon, we’ll be gearing up for the rest of the holiday season too.
My family has many holiday traditions, including trick-or-treating with the kids at Halloween.
Here are the top 3 things to keep in mind to ensure safety while your family trick-or-treats this Halloween:
- Proper Supervision – Older kids can walk in groups, but younger children should never be out unless accompanied by a parent or other trusted adult.
- Slow Down – Excited kids can quickly get away from you or get hurt while eagerly running from house to house. Make sure everyone in your group walks and looks both ways before crossing a street.
- No Homemade Treats – A homemade treat may look tasty, but you should pass unless you know the person who made it well. Homemade treats sometimes contain unknown ingredients which can cause allergic reactions. Also, be wary of anything that may have been unwrapped or looks even slightly suspicious. We recommend you stick to factory-wrapped candy and treats.
Also, we recommend that you plan your trick-or-treating route so that you do not get lost or wind up too far from home; and don’t forget flashlights!
Check out the below links for more information on having a safe, happy Halloween!
Halloween Safety Tips from Safe Kids – https://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips
48 Fun Halloween Games for Kids from Good Housekeeping – https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/halloween-ideas/g2618/halloween-games/
We hope you have a safe and happy Halloween!