Trick-or-treating at Halloween is usually the part kids most look forward to. But while they’re giddily hauling home whole pillowcases of candy on Halloween night, we often forget that we’re letting our kids eat high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavoring, and who knows what else!
No treats at all is obviously less fun, but to ensure the kids on your block get a mixed bag of goodies this year, here are 15 candy free trick-or-treat ideas kids will love.
1. Arts & Crafts Supplies
Think stickers and mini craft kits! Parents can pack little boxes for travel or trips to restaurants.
2. Cool Pencils & Erasers
Get Halloween-themed ones for a festive feel.
3. Individually Wrapped Snack Bars
Try our peanut-free bars that give 1% back to the planet!
4. Organic Juice Boxes
Try these yummy Kiju juice boxes!
5. Decorated Rollers of Nickles, Dimes and Quarters
Now kids can organize their allowance money.
6. Mini Coloring or Activity Books
Choose animal coloring books or fun math booklets. The possibilities are endless.
7. Fruit with a Peel
Think mandarin oranges, or maybe even an avocado.
8. Temporary Tattoos
Temporary tattoos are fun and tradeable.
9. Baggies of Chips / Pretzels / Kettle Corn
Check out Annie’s Variety Snack Packs.
10. Mini Play Doh
Spark a child’s imagination with a little tub of moldable dough!
11. Cool Rubber Stamps
Rubber stamps are fun for creating cards or other little crafts.
Fun and funky toothbrushes will get kids excited about dental hygiene.
13. Fruit Leather or Baggies of Organic Dried Fruit
We like Patience Fruit & Co. fruit snacks.
14. $1 Books
You can find bargain books from the $1 book bin, library book sales or your local thrift store.