Halloween Safety Tips For a Spook-Tacular Night With Your Kids

Spooky ghosts and goblins run amok every Halloween, so it’s important to ensure you, your children, and all your trick-or-treating visitors have a safe celebration. Whether you are hosting or ghosting this year, use these Halloween safety tips and fun printables to have a safe and happy holiday.

1. Start a You’ve Been BOOed Activity

If physical distancing is top priority, no one does social distancing better than a ghost that leaves a bag of candy at your door without a trace. Start a game of “You’ve Been BOOed” by leaving a bag of candy at one of your neighbor’s doors along with these printable signs. Then, it’s up to your neighbor to put together a candy package and “Boo” someone else in your neighborhood to continue the game. 

This is a great way to get the community in the spooky spirit and spread some fun around the neighborhood that’ll make for a great tradition for years to come.

2. Try a Halloween Scavenger Hunt

If you live in an apartment or rural area with limited neighbors, use this Halloween scavenger hunt activity for your kids. This activity is super fun to play while watching some of their favorite Halloween movies or while driving around the neighborhood. This can also be a fun troop activity for a friendly competition of who can spot the most spooky symbols in the least amount of time.

3. Make Your Property Look Occupied

If you plan to take your kids trick-or-treating around the neighborhood or to a Halloween event in the community, it may seem like a good idea to turn off the porch lights to deter other trick-or-treaters. However, it’s not a good idea to make your property look unoccupied. 

If you won’t be home to pass out candy, use this printable candy sign to leave out next to a big bowl of candy to welcome trick-or-treaters to take one or two goodies.

4. Offer Goodie Bags 

If you are looking to make trick-or-treating more COVID-friendly, use pre-packed goodie bags instead of a giant bowl. This way, you can avoid having all those little hands digging through the candies which can be very unsanitary. Use these printable treat labels to attach to a small goodie bag filled with candy or other treats. 

5. Mark Hazards on Your Property

With sugar-crazed children in cumbersome costumes running around, it’s important to avoid potential mishaps, like tripping in any holes or cracks in your lawn or pathway leading up to the front door. 

Before the night of Halloween, make sure to fix or clearly mark any holes or cracks on your property. To help, use these Halloween-themed printable signs to mark any uneven ground, steep steps, or unauthorized areas for extra precaution.

There are so many fun activities in Autumn to spend with your troops, so use these safety tips and festive printables to ensure everyone has a good time this Halloween.

Enjoy every minute being a mom and continue to inspire your kids!

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Jodi Carlson is a mother of 2 children, wife, and a full time product owner at a large Insurance company. She is a mom just trying to juggle a full-time job with a family life. She shares countless tips and tricks of things she has experienced first hand with her kids. As she continues to guide and teach them to become caring, sensible and responsible human beings, all while working a full time job, maintaining a home and some how still allowing for some personal time and growth. Are you a Girl Scout Leader? Along with Mom Connecting Moms, she shares her 25+ years of Girl Scout experience over at Leader Connecting Leaders , there she shares ideas and resources to help leaders who are inspiring girl leaders of tomorrow plan their troop meetings. Check out Leader Connecting Leaders .