Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, and with candy, costumes, and fun decorations, why wouldn’t it be? It’s a great holiday for kids, but it makes many parents feel nervous. Want to have a fun and safe holiday with the kids? Check out these Halloween safety tips from Wheels Skate Center.
- Costume Safety. Costumes are a great place to start! Make sure they fit properly, with no tripping hazards. Light-colored costumes are safest, as they make it easy for drivers to see kids on the side of the road. Reflective tape and glow bracelets will help with this as well. Masks should have eye holes large enough to see well. If you use paint on faces, make sure it’s makeup or face paint quality.
- Candy Safety. An adult should check over all candy before kids eat it. Look for damaged wrappers, unusual appearance, or anything that just seems weird to you. Kids shouldn’t eat anything homemade or not commercially wrapped unless you know the person who made it. Make sure kids eat a good dinner with plenty of veggies and drink plenty of water before going out for candy.
- Trick-or-Treat Safety. If kids are going trick-or-treating alone, make sure you know their route and when they will be home. Tell them to stay on sidewalks and never enter anyone’s house.
And don’t forget about Wheels Skate Center’s Halloween Costume Skate on October 27! Our Halloween skate is a fun, safe activity to celebrate this great holiday. Just make sure costumes are safe for skating. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information. We can’t wait to see you and your family!