Halloween is around the corner! We want to make sure everyone has fun. Here are some tips we found on how to celebrate safely!
- Place strips of reflective tape on the back and front of costumes, so that drivers can better see your child.
- Put your child’s name, address and phone number on their costume.
If your child is going out without an adult:
- Discuss in advance the route they should follow. Ask them to call you if they plan to go on a street that isn’t on the route.
- Tell your children not to eat anything until they get home.
For children and youth:
- Always travel in groups. Be sure there are at least 3 of you at all times.
- Don’t visit houses that are not well lit. Never go inside a stranger’s house.
- Don’t eat any of your treats before you get home. Once home, ask your parents to look through your treats with you to make sure everything is okay.
- Some children have food allergies. Consider giving treats other than candy, such as stickers, erasers or a small toy.
- Use alternative to candles in your pumpkins, such as a flashlight or a battery-operated candle.
Alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating
- Local community centers sometimes offer Halloween night activities.
- Local shopping centers often have trick-or-treated nights for young children in a more controlled environment.
- Plan a Halloween night at home with themed games and movies. Invite friends.
We found these tips at caringforkids.cps.ca. Make sure to visit for more information.