Halloween is just around the corner, have you bought your goodies to give away? Have you considered handing out non candy items?
Halloween trick or treating is primarily about candy, but what if you have a allergy or just do not want your kids to have a pile of candy sitting around taunting them?
Trick or treating isn't quite the same when you can't eat 3/4 of what you collect, and even without allergies to consider, many parents can make an effort to limit the amount of sugar and junk food their children consume. With those things in mind, here some things that can be given out as an alternative to candy this Halloween:
Fancy pencils with Halloween or other fun themes
Miniature packages of crayons
Novelty erasers shaped like animals, sports balls, and foods
Glow bracelets or glow sticks
Boxes of raisins or other dried fruits
Individual packages of fruit leather, or 100% dried fruit bites (you can even find these in kid-friendly shapes)
Individual cups of applesauce
Coupons for admission to local swimming pools or other attractions.
Individual "stamper" self-inking stamps
Bendable animals or other characters
Small bottles of bubble solution
Miniature "slinky" type magic springs
Small bath/water squirters in novelty shapes such as fish
Individual "grow animals" (the type that you put in a tub of water, and watch grow overnight)
What are you giving out this Halloween? How do you deal with candy overload. I would love to hear your suggestions!
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