The Teal Pumpkin Project
A short video explaining what the Teal Pumpkin Project is all about.
Halloween can be a very fun and exciting time for both children and adults.
Here are a few tips to keep everyone safe.
- Remind your children not to enter strange houses or cars.
- Use makeup instead of masks: it’s more comfortable and doesn’t obstruct vision the way masks can.
- Flame-retardant costumes so that kids are safe around jack-o’-lanterns, candles and other flames.
- Look for brightly colored costumes, attach reflector strips to costumes and bags, and remind trick-or-treaters to carry glow sticks and flashlights.
- Fake weapons can put children in danger; avoid using fake weapons.
- Keep costumes short to avoid tripping and falling.
- Older kids should trick-or-treat in groups, younger kids should be accompanied by a parent.
- Review the route for trick-or-treating beforehand and set a time when kids should be home. Also, have a plan if your child gets separated from his or her friends or from you.
- Remember that the treats need scrutiny before anyone eats them. Remind children not to eat treats until they’ve come home. To help ensure this, feed them a meal or a substantial snack before they go out.
- Check all treats at home in a well-lighted place. Be especially wary of anything that is not wrapped by the factory or that is no longer sealed.
Happy Halloween everyone!