Between the costumes, decorations, class parties, haunted houses, and of course, all the candy, Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays for our kids. They look forward to dressing up and walking around the neighborhood with family and friends, collecting sweets and goodies that’ll likely linger in the house for weeks. And while trick or treating is a fun tradition, it’s not exactly a healthy one, or a food-allergy-friendly one. With more and more children battling food allergies and sensitivities, as well as those at risk for developing childhood obesity, offering non-candy alternatives is a great way to allow all to join in on the fun.
Here are some candy-free alternatives to pass out this Halloween:
From arts and crafts to decorating their notebooks and folders, kids have plenty of uses for stickers. There are countless options out there, including variety packs that come with 300 different stickers, like this one on Amazon.
There’s something about soapy circles that kids just love. Great for little ones three and up, these Halloween-themed bubbles from Target come in packs of 24 and feature black cats, white skulls, and orange pumpkins.
Easy and fun, temporary tattoos are always a hit with the kiddos. Oriental Trading makes it easy for you, offering 500 Halloween-themed tattoos in one pack.
Kids LOVE slime and it’s a great way to keep them occupied while being creative. Perfect for Halloween, Target has mini slime buckets in black, orange, and green!
Help trick or treaters stay visible! From bracelets to glasses, kids will not be disappointed with these glowing accessories.
With coloring sheets, puzzles, and games, kids are guaranteed to find something they enjoy.
Even if they’re not dressed as a vampire, kids seem to love smiling with fangs.
Lots of kids get excited about school supplies! Erasers in fun shapes and colors give them something to enjoy when they return to their schoolwork after the Halloween fun is over.
Perfect for decorating their book bags or adding to their collection, fun keychains always give kids a smile.
The bookworms will love them, and maybe they’ll entice those who aren’t so crazy about reading to pick up a book!