What to do with the candy afterwards
Tip 1: Some parents do a “switch witch” or a “great pumpkin”, where kids leave their treats overnight and parents exchange them for a new toy. Make a date to go to the store so your child can pick out what they would like. Read how one family incorporates the great pumpkin.
Tip 2: Donate the candies to your local seniors centre, food bank, or community centre.
Tip 3: If your child is keeping the treats, plan to sort them out together. Encourage your child to read the ingredient labels and help them determine which are the safe treats and which ones need to be discarded. This is a great time to build confidence in your child as they learn.