Fall celebrations like Halloween are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.
Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.
SSwords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
AAvoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
EExamine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
HHold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
AAlways test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
LLook both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
LLower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
OOnly walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
WWear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
EEat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
EEnter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
NNever walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.