GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- Make your toddlers first time trick or treating fun and memorable. Thanks to their growing imaginations toddlers and preschoolers have a hard time separating fact from fantasy. The Halloween ghosts and goblins can seem very real to them and it’s important to keep things fun and not frightful.
3 Tricks & tips to try
Tip 1: Talk to your kids about the spooky things they may see and hear. Show them what’s hiding underneath those spooky masks.
Tip 2: Let them carry a flashlight to help with the fear of the dark.
Tip 3: Take them to friends, relatives and neighbors they know so they get to see familiar friendly faces who will supply age-appropriate treats.
Trunk or treat
If the classic evening trick or treating seems too spooky or like too much walking for little legs, then try a trunk or treat. Many churches, organizations and schools host these fun functions.
Here’s a few photos of my kids trunk or treating. It was fun to come up with a theme and decorate our vehicle. We got to pass out candy and receive it! We pulled our baby girl in the wagon and she loved it! This is a great alternative until your kids get a little bit older.