Halloween is coming! Halloween was one of my favorite days as a kid! My sister and I would get enough candy to last us the entire year in just one night. It is so exciting to dress up my girls and watch them parade door to door…I love hearing people say how cute they are!
Here are some tips on how to stay safe this Halloween. My local police department sent out this list. I liked it, so I am passing it along!
Safety tips for Children
- Travel in supervised groups
- Go only to well-lit houses
- Stay in a neighborhood you know
- Never enter houses or accept rides from strangers
- Accept only packaged candy
- Bring treats home for inspection by your parents
- Walk, don’t run
- Bring a flashlight, even if you expect to be home before dark
- Wear bright, reflective clothing, and wear extra reflectors
- Do not wear loose fitting costumes that you may trip over
- Do not wear masks that block vision
- Wear only fire resistant costumes
- Cross the street in groups
- Cross the street only at corners
- Watch for cars, trucks, and low-flying broomsticks
- Stay on sidewalks, avoid crossing yards
- Never, ever bring any weapons to school-even fake or costume weapons
- Always be polite and say thank you!
Safety Tips for Adults
- Young children should be accompanied by an adult
- Establish a curfew for older children
- Bring a flashlight
- Prepare homes for trick-or-treaters by clearing walkways and porches, and turning on exterior lights
- Place jack-o-lanterns away from walkways and doorways
- Only give wrapped candy
- Avoid giving choking hazards as treats to small children
- Inspect all candy for safety before children eat it
- Know where your children will be trick-or-treating
- Make sure all costumes are safe
- Drive slowly and watch for children in the street and on medians
- Exit driveways slowly and carefully
- Have children exit cars on the curb side, not the traffic side
- Check all costume weapons for safety. Costume weapons must not be brought to school.
Hope you have a Happy and Safe Halloween!!!