Trick or Treat Safety Tips for Preschoolers

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trick or treat safety tips for preschoolersOn average, kids are more likely to be struck by a car on Halloween night, that is a pretty scary thought! It’s not hard to see how a terrible accident like this could happen, kids are out in floods, eager to fill their trick or treating bags to the brim with delicious goodies. In all their excitement there are ways to help keep Halloween fun for everyone, kids and drivers alike; here’s our trick or treat safety tips for preschoolers

  • Stay well lit, reflective tape applied to coats, costumes, bags or shoes will help drivers see your little ghoul easier. There is also reflective ribbon you can tie to clothes, hats or bags. Have a flashlight on hand and it never hurts to work some fun glow sticks into your costume.
  • Avoid masks when possible as they can obstruct ghosts vision, instead opt to use non-toxic face paints.
  • Make sure costumes are the correct size or hemmed accordingly to avoid trips and falls while running to the next treat.
  • Stick to areas you know and make it fun, include the neighborhood kids and travel in a group, the more eyes on the littles the better!
  • Keep a small stash of safe treats in your pocket if you have a witch who can’t wait for a snack, always toss out handmade foods/treats and check store bought treats for tampering before letting the kids dive in.
  • Some kids love to be spooked, while for others it can ruin the night. Avoid houses that may be a bit too much for preschoolers, speaking from experience it’s no fun to calm a screaming child down for a solid block.
  • Source our your local neighborhood activities. Ours specifically in North Burnaby has an event every year where business on our main strip hand out candy to the kids, it’s daylight, safe and the kids leave with a bagful of goodies. This is an especially great option for preschoolers.
  • We recommend checking out the Mall Trick or Treat Roundup for a safe, dry, fun trick or treating experience!

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We’re especially excited this year for our first real Trick or Treating experience with Alivia and can’t wait to start our traditions! What is your top trick or treat safety tips for preschoolers?

Do you have Halloween night ideas we could incorporate? Tell me in the comments!

Tara Jensen
Tara is a parenting influencer based on the West Coast. With her full time career in health care, she focuses on green living, healthy family choices and encouraging families to live a fabulously frugal lifestyle. She lives on coffee, cuddles and post-its, generally in that order. When she isn’t working, she can be found outdoors exploring beautiful British Columbia with her family.