Family and Consumer Sciences Education: Tips for a Safe Halloween

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   Check out these tips when putting together a Spooktacular Celebration for a SAFE HALLOWEEN!

S – Swords, knives and other costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.

A – Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Older youth should walk in groups and younger children with a trusted adult.

F –  Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to increase visibility.

E – Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating. Help children practice moderation and space out sweet treats.

H – Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see others and others see you. Encourage youth to walk and not run from house to house.

A – Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

L – Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.

L – Lower the risk of serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

O – Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

W – Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

E – Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

E – Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

N – Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.