Trick or Treating Safety Tips For Halloween
Kids look forward to Halloween for many reasons. They like dressing up in costumes, scaring friends an family but mostly they like it for the candy fun! Who wouldn’t? Even some adults still like to go our trick or treating. While this section sticks mainly to guidelines for kids, they are just as useful for adults.
Some parents like to take first grabs on some of the candy that the kids have picked up during the night. We suggest that you watch the candy intake when you all get home, too much at one time can lead to stomach issues. That includes mom and dad as well!
Make your child’s Halloween a memorable holiday and they’ll have good memories that last a lifetime!
Trick or Treating should be one of the great adventures of Halloween for kids! They can get dressed in fun or scary costumes and go door to door, yelling “Trick or Treat!” to their neighbors, or stop by the many other activities around SW Missouri like Spooktackular, Bass Pro Shops,or at the Battlefield Mall. Lots of small towns have a Halloween nights at their community centers or school so kids can Trick-or-Treat safely but going door to door is the stuff of childhood memories! It should be a fun time, without trouble and pain, so following some easy tips can keep your child safe every Halloween.
|1.Children should always go out trick or treating accompanied by a responsible adult.|
|2. Some towns set a curfew for trick or treating. Make sure and stick to the curfew times and stick to subdivisions and areas with a lot of homes so your kids can get in as much trick or treating as possible in a few hours time.
|3. Plan a safe route so parents know where their older kids will be at all times. Set a time for their return home. Make sure that your child is old enough and responsible enough to go out by themselves.|
|Let your children know not to cut through back yards and fields if they are out alone. Make sure they know to stay in populated areas. Let them know to stay in well lighted areas with lots of people around. Explain to them why it can be dangerous for kids not to do this.|
|4. Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you.|
|.||5. Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car. Explain why this is not a good idea and what to do if someone approaches them and tries to talk to them.|
|6. Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars.|
|Let them know that they should stay together as a group if going out to Trick or Treat without an adult.Above all else: Have a safe and FUN Halloween here in The Ozarks!|