Halloween is a time of excitement for kids, but for those with food allergies, juvenile diabetes, or malnutrition, candy can be dangerous and even deadly. This can be a serious bummer for parents and children alike. In order to make Halloween a fun holiday for everyone, it is important to consider non-candy, non-food treat options.
There are many options available that are not only safer, but also more fun for kids and can provide lasting memories. The following are the top 10 non-candy, non-food Halloween treat ideas:
Here are our top 10 non-candy, non-food Halloween treat ideas:
These options do not need to cost more than traditional candy bags and can be found at many stores such as local dollar stores or discount stores. In addition to being safer, non-food options can also help kids stay safe in the dark, such as with glow sticks or bracelets.
To take it to the next level and let families know you are offering non-candy items, consider setting a painted teal pumpkin outside. This is part of the Teal Pumpkin Project, which aims to promote inclusion for kids with food allergies or other dietary restrictions.
Overall, non-candy, non-food Halloween treats can provide a fun and safe alternative for all kids to enjoy. Consider adding some of these treats to your Halloween basket and making lasting memories with your loved ones.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some creative non-food Halloween treats?
There are plenty of creative non-food Halloween treats that you can give out to trick-or-treaters. Some examples include glow sticks, Halloween-themed accessories like spider rings or vampire teeth, temporary tattoos, small toys like bouncy balls or slime, and mini coloring books with crayons.
What are some non-candy Halloween treats for school?
If you want to give out non-candy Halloween treats for school, there are many options available. Some ideas include Halloween-themed pencils, erasers, stickers, bookmarks, and mini notepads. You can also consider giving out small toys like Halloween-themed stress balls or fidget spinners.
What are some DIY non-candy Halloween treats?
DIY non-candy Halloween treats can be a fun and creative way to give out treats to trick-or-treaters. Some ideas include making Halloween-themed slime, creating Halloween-themed friendship bracelets or keychains, or making Halloween-themed sensory bottles. You can also consider making Halloween-themed bookmarks or coloring pages to give out.
What are some non-candy Halloween treats for toddlers?
When it comes to non-candy Halloween treats for toddlers, it's important to choose items that are safe and age-appropriate. Some ideas include Halloween-themed board books, small stuffed animals, bubbles, or Halloween-themed sippy cups. You can also consider giving out Halloween-themed stickers or temporary tattoos.
What are some healthy Halloween treats?
If you're looking for healthy Halloween treats to give out, there are many options available. Some ideas include mini bags of pretzels, popcorn, clementines, or trail mix. You can also consider giving out small packages of dried fruit or fruit snacks. Another option is to give out small bottles of water or juice.
Can homemade treats be given out on Halloween?
While homemade treats can be a fun and personal touch, it's important to take precautions when giving out homemade treats on Halloween. Make sure that the treats are made in a clean and sanitary environment, and that they are wrapped or packaged securely. It's also a good idea to label the treats with a list of ingredients in case of any allergies.
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Hey kids! Valentine’s Day is a great time to show your pals how much you care for them. Now that I know about the snacks from the Blue Planet, Max and I like to exchange new kinds of Valentines. Chocolate and lollipops? No thank you!
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Hand out Valentine fruits with funny sayings. Use a printer or hand write notes. Fruit can go into containers, decorative bags, or can be handed out whole (apples, oranges, bananas).
Growing up, Easter was a big deal. I remember my mom would make edible Easter baskets and we would look for hard boiled eggs hidden across the yard (those are much harder to find when there is snow on the ground!). After we found the eggs, we would eat the eggs along with our edible baskets. My mom certainly went all out, but I am going to opt for an easier option.
I asked some friends what they were going to have an Easter that Snackster Sam would approve. They had brilliant ideas and gave me permission to share!
Here are some ideas to have a candy-free Easter egg hunt:
I'm on a mission to help kids find the best snacks! Cookies don't make the list of the best snacks, but what if there was a cookie that was better than the chocolate chip bag recipe?
Let's work together and create the best cookie recipe! Today, I made cookies and reduced the sugar, added fiber (oats), and protein (nuts)... but there is so much more we can do! What items from my list can you add and what ingredients can you subtract?
Tell me in the comments below how you would improve this recipe!
2 cups flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 brown sugar
2 eggs (hardboiled eggs are on the list!)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup crushed dark chocolate bar
1 cup chopped walnuts (or nut of choice)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix flour, oats, baking soda, salt. Set aside. (Get kids to help stir!)
In a large bowl, soften butter. After butter has been softened, add sugar. Mix well. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Slowly add dry ingredients to mix in large bowl until completely mixed. Add ingredients as desired (we added a dash of cinnamon and some more oats). Add chocolate and walnuts. Mix and drop rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown on edges.
Let cool on cooling rack and enjoy a couple!
Store in an airtight container for another day or store in the freezer.
I can't wait to hear how you would improve this recipe! Look for a better recipe coming soon based on your suggestions!
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