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.