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child in costume going trick-or-treatingHalloween is lots of fun for children. But is there such a thing as eco-friendly Halloween treats?  Should we be handing out so many sugary snacks to children? What are you going to be handing out to the Trick- or-Treaters this Halloween?



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What is Trick-or-treating?  On Halloween night, children across North America and in other countries  go  from house to house in costumes, asking for treats with the question, "Trick or treat?" The "trick" part of "trick or treat" is a threat to play a trick on the homeowner or his property if no treat is given.  Of course, many children are only interested in the Treat part!

The real question is "What do you give out on Halloween?"

Often our modern values compete with the trick-or treating customs of our childhood.  Many of us are concerned about environment.  It's hard to fit those values with the idea of buying low nutrition snacks, that are mass produced and could have traveled thousands of miles before reaching a store near you.

With today's economy, does it make sense to spend money on candy or chocolate bars when most families have other financial priorities?

Of course, many families are trying to encourage healthy eating habits.  Should we be giving out potato chips or other high calorie snacks?

As I said, the real question is "What am I going to hand out this Halloween?"

Nutritional Snacks that appeal to Kids.

  • Nuts in the shell so parents know they haven't been tampered with. 
  • Mandarin Oranges or Tangerines.
  • Small boxes of raisins.
  • Individual Granola bars (make sure the ingredients are listed).
  • mini bags of pretzels
  • Packets of Hot chocolate mix so the kids can have a warm drink when they get home.
  • Tetra Pacs of real fruit juice.
  • If you live in a small community, you might be able to hand out nutritional home baking.  Make sure each ite and the ingredients.
  • Have a crock pot with Hot Apple Cider.  You could serve it in disposable cups they take with them, or even use your own mugs and plan to talk with the kids as they have their drink and warm up.  This idea is great for households with lots of Halloween decorations to look at.

Items other than Food for Trick-or-Treat Bags

  • small puzzles
  • hand games
  • gift certificates to local stores, small restaurants.
  • Passes to the local recreation center
  • gift certificates to a movie theater
  • interesting stickers
  • colorful pencils or fancy erasers

 Do you have some good ideas that should be added to this list of trick-or-treat suggestions?   

send email to Creative Kids at HomeSend in your ideas and we'll keep growing the list of ideas on what to hand out for Trick or Treat on Halloween. 



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