There’s a spooky Halloween weekend ahead, and activities and parties won’t be few and far between. But, especially for little spooks, it’s important to know how to be safe when hitting the streets for tricks and treats. Here are some things to consider before you and your tiny ghouls and goblins embark on a Halloween candy quest:
- Make sure your kids can see out of their masks or other costume pieces that may block their faces
- Avoid big shoes or long costumes that kids could trip on
- Props should be safe and without sharp edges
- Check candy before eating it – remove candy or food that is unwrapped or looks suspicious
- Bring a flashlight or glow stick or wear reflective tape if it’s dark
- NEVER trick-or-treat alone—always bring a responsible adult or go in a big group
- Walk, don’t run
- Stay on sidewalks and obey traffic laws
- Only approach well-lit houses
- Always approach the front door
- Be polite and say “thank you”
- Don’t eat candy until an adult can check it
Since Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, there is some confusion as to when to dress the kiddos up and send them out for candy. In Fort Smith…
- Central Mall’s annual Trick or Treat is on Saturday from 5-7 p.m.
- Second Annual Trick-or-Treat Spectacular - St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4100 Grand Ave. at 5 p.m.
Remember, be safe and have a spectacularly scary Halloween!