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Halloween sometimes seems like it is all about the candy, but this is not what Halloween is suppose to be about. Halloween is about dressing up and having fun. It is also about being creepy and honoring ghosts and scary movies. Sorting through candy is not always fun for parents either and many kids have food allergies that do not allow them to eat a lot of the candy they receive, and many kids are excited to get something different in their bags. Although many people resort to giving away candy on Halloween there are many other things that you can give away as well. `
The local dollar store can be the best place to find many treats that children can enjoy instead of candy, and local arts and craft stores usually have sales where you can by multiple items for really cheap. These stores are great for many different items for both boys and girls.
Art supplies are always welcomed by children. Clay, chalk, and mini note pads are fun for kids and they will not rot their teeth. Crayons, finger paints, and stickers are also a lot of fun for kid, and children will get a lot more use out of these items than they will a sugar filled treat.
Tiny toys are also good treats for kids on Halloween, and they can be bought in bulk at many places. Jacks, playing cards, and jump ropes are inexpensive and productive prizes for kids. Bouncy balls, tops, little toy soldiers, and mini baby dolls will also intrigue and delight children when they find them in their candy bags.
Books also make a great treat that parents will be excited to see in their child's bag. You can buy multiple puzzle and crossword books for inexpensive. Picture books for children, and handmade coloring are also a perfect treat. You can make your own coloring books by printing free coloring sheets of the internet and stapling them together; if you like you can also buy a big box of crayons and give a few crayons wrapped in ribbon to each kid with his coloring book.
Dress-up accessories can be purchased cheaply at local party and dollar stores, and these items provide children with hours of fun. Eye patches, badges, swords, jewelry, wands, and crowns are all inexpensive, and most of them can be made easily at home.
Another great alternative to giving candy on Halloween is giving away musical toys and noise makers. Whistles and kazoos are fun for children. Tambourines and bells will also supply hours of fun for kids; harmonicas will delight children of all ages, and these treats will teach kids to be creative.
There are many treats that you can purchase inexpensively for children this Halloween; so this year, instead of giving away candy, give away creativity!
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