Tips For a Fun and Safe Trick-or-Treat!
Fall is a magical. The leaves are turning, the air is crisp, and we’re all getting ready for the end of the year, busy and diligent after the heat of the summer. It can be hard running around, taking the kids to practices right after school, and squeezing in dinner somewhere between. It’s important to make time to relax and enjoy your family’s company, and Halloween celebrations are the perfect excuse. Among many different activities to part take in, Trick-or-Treating is a popular choice.
Trick-or-Treat is on Halloween (Tuesday, October 31st) from 6 - 8 PM. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind when taking your kids around the neighborhood:
- If you are taking your children, walk with them instead of driving them from house to house. It’s dangerous for other families who are walking and inhibits quality time and fun with your kids.
- Younger children need adult supervision, so make sure if your young child is going with other friends that they have a trusted adult with them.
- Put the phones away and stay observant. Drivers are still on the road.
- Always use a sidewalk and keep road crossings to a minimum.
- Make sure that when children are crossing the street they are not running and drivers can see them.
- Flashlights and glow sticks can help to make children more visible to drivers.
- Go through your children’s candy and look for anything suspicious such as packaging that's been tampered with or candy that has been rewrapped. Teach your children what types of suspicious things to look for as well.
If you are not interested in Trick-or-Treat, open skate is a great way to participate in the festivities. The C.E. Orr Ice Arena will have open skate from 7:30- 9 PM on Halloween. Wear a costume for free admission!
Maria Palmisano works for Euclid Recreation as a program administrator.