22 Non-food Treats and Treasures to Share on Halloween
Offering treats on Halloween that aren’t candy or food promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions. It’s a simple act that means so much.
Do kids really like non-food treats? They love them! Your unique treats will be a fun surprise. Parents report that the non-food treats are often more popular than the candy!
Low-cost non-food items can be found at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops. You can hand them out to all trick-or-treaters or make them available in a separate bowl from candy if you choose to hand out both items. If you choose to hand out both, this “You Pick: Candy or Prize” sign may be helpful.
Here are 22 ideas for food-free treats:
- Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
- Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
- Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
- Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
- Bouncy balls
- Finger puppets or novelty toys
- Spider rings
- Vampire fangs
- Mini notepads
- Playing cards
- Friendship bracelets
- Silly straws
- Mini Slinkies
- Hair accessories
Try to choose latex-free items, as there are children who have latex allergies.
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