Research shows that when given a choice between treats and toys, kids prefer the toys. So, think outside the Jack-'o-Lantern this Halloween!
Here's a list of spook-tacular candy alternatives for little ghosts and goblins.
- Temporary tattoos
- Glow jewelry
- Sidewalk chalk
- Plastic spider rings
- Crayons or pencils
- Kazoos or whistles
List adapted from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The holidays can also be a time to get clever with every day foods, whether for trick-or-treat items or in your child's lunch box.
Dress up bananas, hard-boiled eggs or clementines and check out your child's reaction! Have a happy and healthy Halloween!