Halloween Safety Activities for Kids
With Halloween quickly approaching you have plenty to do. The kids need costumes, you have to stock up on candy and there might be a holiday party to plan. Along with the festive fun, you also want your Halloween to be a safe one. With that in mind, check out these must-try safety activities for kids.
Look Both Ways
Trick-or-treat night is a time-honored tradition. Even though the neighborhood is packed with kids walking the sidewalks, your trick-or-treaters shouldn’t assume that every driver is aware. Discuss looking both ways before crossing the street, practicing on a non-Halloween day.
Make your kids more noticeable on Halloween night. Use glow sticks to create a light-up necklace to wear while trick-or-treating or paint part of your child’s costume with glow-in-the-dark fabric paint. Another option is to choose footwear wisely. Light-up shoes are an existing option that gives your child an added glow.
Did your child choose or make their own costume? Before heading out for the holiday night, do a costume audit to make sure that they stay safe. This includes making sure that the length isn’t too long (this can create a tripping hazard) or that a mask doesn’t partially or totally obscure your child’s sight. If the costume isn’t as safe as it could be, make the changes needed before trick-or-treat night begins.