Halloween is just around the corner, and with Halloween comes great responsibility. You will need to help your children find the perfect Costumes, carve Pumpkins, pick out some Candy to hand out at your door and if you are especially Halloween oriented, you may decorate your home to increase its curbside scare value.
Amongst all those responsibilities and the excitement of the season, it is easy to get caught up and not think to address trick-or-treating safety with your family. It is important that we remember to talk about Halloween Safety with our families, and prepare everyone for a safe and Happy Halloween!
Trick or Treating Safety Tips
Reflective Clothing or Accessories
Dress your children in reflective costumes or equip their costumes with reflective decals or accessories. This will make it easier for you to keep track of them in their excitement, and make it easier for others (including people driving through the neighborhood) to see them. It is also smart to carry a flashlight with you in case you need it.
Elaborate on Basic Safety Rules Leading up to Halloween
Make sure your children are well aware of basic safety while trick-or-treating. Ensure that they know they are to only cross streets at the corner using crosswalks and the appropriate traffic signals. Teach them to look both ways and to also check behind them before crossing the street.
- Ensure that your kids know they are to only cross streets at the corner using crosswalks and the appropriate traffic signals.
- Teach them to look both ways and to also check behind them before crossing the street.
- Make sure your kids WALK, not RUN across the street.
- ALWAYS watch for cars!
Plan Your Route Ahead of Time
Planning your trick-or-treating route before you venture out to indulge in Halloween fun can have a huge benefit for your family. Little legs can get tired and if you venture too far away from home, you are stuck carrying your Children all the way back home. Map out the best route that is close to home and stick to routes you are familiar with to avoid getting lost or confused.
Check Your Child’s Candy
Make sure to check all the candy prior to allowing your child to munch on it! It is really important to discard of any candy that is no longer in its wrapper or looks as though it has been opened.
Halloween is a lot of fun and trick-or-treating can be such a fun way to spend time as a family, as long as you are safe.
Enjoy these cool printable sheets for your kids to colour and a word search too!
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!