BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Do you have your Halloween plans or costumes set yet? If not, that’s okay. The spooky holiday is just over two weeks away.
The Red Stick Moms Blog shares these family-friendly tips for your kids to enjoy Halloween safely.
- Go During Safe Trick Or Treat Times
- Be Visible
- Never Go Alone
- Walking Tips-traffic rules
- Knock On Doors That You Know
- Don’t Go Inside
- Stay On Track
- Say No! (Stranger danger is important to remember no matter how old your kids are, even while trick-or-treating.)
- Taste-Testing Patience
Did you there is also options for trick-or-treaters who have food allergies?
The Teal Pumpkin Project was created specifically for these kids. It puts a focus on inclusion for Trick-or-Treaters that have food allergies-not just peanut allergies. Your child likely has someone in their class with an allergy, so this is a great project to do with your kids and create a conversation.
Have your kids join in the Halloween fun by decorating a teal pumpkin for display on your porch marking your house as a “safe” allergy house. You can pick up a craft pumpkin at any store like Michael’s or Target, paint it teal and use it every year. While selecting candy (dum dums and ring pops are good non-allergy options) also pick up stickers, bubbles, glow sticks or some other non-food items. In the Halloween section of most stores, you can pick up trinkets in the same aisle as the candy, or visit orientaltrading.com for items as low as 5 cents a piece.
If you don’t want to go door-to-door for Halloween fun, consider heading to a pumpkin patch or carving your own pumpkins at home. You can also check out local corn mazes like Luckett Farms in St. Francisville.
Attendees will also be able to participate in hayrides, kids games and they’ll learn how pumpkins are grown.
Luckett Farms is located at Rosedown Plantation. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. They will stay open until Thanksgiving.
EMS also provided a list of Halloween safety tips.