Have you heard of the teal pumpkin project before? The teal pumpkin project is a movement that is now global! This helps raise awareness of food allergies by creating a safer, more inclusive halloween for ALL trick and treaters! You can put a teal pumpkin on your doorstep, or print one out and put it in your window. This allows parents and kids to know your house is food allergy-friendly. This is something I will be raising awareness for in my community! I would love if you did too! Let's make halloween fun and inclusive for all the kids! You can still hand out your traditional candy and have a bucket of non-food items!
One way to help with this is to offer some non-food items along side the candy. Some examples could be:
- colourful erasers
- bubbles, chalk
- colouring books
- glow sticks
- bouncy balls
If buying play dough make sure it is hypoallergenic. I had a lovely parent comment that their little one who gets anaphylaxis to play dough or temporary tattoos due to wheat and or soy in most of them.