Halloween has finally arrived. In just a few short hours the kids will have their costumes on and their bags in hand. Trick or Treating is the culmination of weeks of costumes, jack-o-lanterns and Halloween parties. Before you let your ghosts and goblins out the door, please review these Trick or Treating safety rules so that everyone will stay safe and healthy this Halloween!
- Wear reflective clothing or add reflective tape to costumes or shoes.
- Make sure that costumes and masks fit well to avoid falls.
- Carry a flashlight or glow stick.
- Visit only houses where the lights are on and the adult knows the homeowner.
- Younger children should always go trick-or-treating with a trusted adult.
- Older children should never trick-or-treat alone. Always go in a group.
- Plan and discuss your route and what time older children must return.
- Beware of strangers.
- Accept treats only at the doorway.
- Keep costumes far away from jack-o-lanterns that are lit with real candles.
- NEVER run across a street.
- Have an adult check all candy before eating it.
13. Enjoy the chocolate.