Candy is usually what is handed out to Trick-or-Treaters when they come knocking on the doors for Halloween fun. However, you do not have to hand out candy. There are many other things that you can hand out that will not add to the cavities that many children may experience after over indulging in their Halloween treats.
The makers of Play-Doh have made a fun pack of little cans of Play-Doh. Many kids like Play-Doh. These gifts will not leave the kids wanting treats, but will leave them of thinking of the many things they can make with that Play-Doh.
Rings and Things
You can find many small spider, ghost, and witches rings or little trinkets. Little toys like rings and things are something fun to remind them of their fun Halloween night that will last a lot longer then the Halloween candy will.
During the month of October, many stores have clearances on their school supplies. Everything from pencils, notebooks, and lunchboxes are sold at a discount price. As parents, we are often surprised when we have to buy supplies in the middle of the school year and have to pay full price for them. You can help each parent out by providing your Trick-or-Treaters with some school supplies.
Yes, we all know the story of getting a rock for Halloween, but you can make it fun. Giving out a ‘pet rock’ can be fun for both the kids and yourself. Take a rock and paint it. Then add a face or some creative add-ons. You can do this project with your own kids. Making them into some scary ‘pets’ such as a ghost, pumpkin, or maybe a witch will add some extra fun to the idea. Your Trick-or-Treaters will love saying “I got a rock!”
Giving bubbles can put a smile on kids’ faces. You can buy a big package of bubbles in the wedding aisle for a fair deal. These are just small enough to fit into a bag or pillowcase without taking much room up. Kids of all ages can enjoy bubbles.
Coloring is another activity that many kids enjoy at home. Therefore, giving out small bags of crayons can be helpful. Often times you can find these at your local dollar store, and sometimes they even have characters on the front of the box.
Stickers are often associated with a good doctor’s visit or a great job at school. Stickers give good memories to children. Trick-or-Treaters will love to decorate themselves with stickers. Many Halloween themed stickers are available.
There are many plastic cups out there for a Halloween party. This makes them easy to give them away for Trick-or-Treaters. These are often not very expensive and each child will have something to use long after the Halloween holiday is over.
Many things you can give out this Halloween are still sweet, but are not candy. Learning to give out alternatives to candy will spark your own creativity and make your house unique during your neighborhoods Trick-or-Treating night.