I love Halloween, like really love it. It’s one of my favorite holidays, only a close second behind Christmas. But I also love my kids’ teeth and would rather not see them rot because of all the candy. And let’s face it, the brushing at this age is less than stellar, so those little pearls can use all the protection they can get.
The good news is, there are lots of other cool things you can give to your kids and give away to trick-or-treaters that aren’t loaded with sugar.
Non-Candy Food Options
Give them food without all the candy and chocolate.Some options you’ll see on the shelves are popcorn packets and pretzels.
Who doesn’t love spider rings and vampire teeth?! Hand these out to kids instead of food.
These bags were just $1 each at Walmart.
Kids LOVE stickers. You can tell by how you find them stuck all over the house. 🙁
These Halloween themed stickers, including ones that glow-in-the-dark, were found in the dollar section at Target.
Separate the sheets from the packs and give out one sheet at a time, or cut out sections of stickers to make them go even further.
Expand Your Options
These Halloween themed magic towels were also in the dollar section at Target. You drop them in water and they expand into hand towel size.
Get It Write
I think nearly all the pencils we have at our house are the ones the kids have gotten over the years for holidays and various occasions. We don’t ever need to buy any.
You’ll find Halloween themed pencils like this at lots of stores. I spotted these $1 packs at Target and Walmart.
Another fun thing to give would be these adorable erasers. I found packs of Halloween shapes like pumpkins, bats and candy in the dollar section at Target.
And glow sticks.. need I say more? All kids love glow sticks and they’ll be fun to use when out late trick-or-treating. And they can be saved and used for months to come.
Find these at stores like Target, Walmart, Michaels, etc.
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