Teal Pumpkin Project for Halloween Allergy Accessibility


Many kids have food allergies that make Halloween difficult since they can’t eat many candies.

There’s a project called the Teal Pumpkin Project that’s trying to address that. They’re encouraging people to make non-food treats available, and to paint one of your pumpkins teal to indicate that you have non-food treats.

They suggest several non-food options:

Ideas for Non-food Treats  

Available at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, these low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate bowl from candy if you choose to hand out both options. Nearly all of these items can be found in a Halloween theme or festive colors.

Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
Mini Slinkies
Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
Bouncy balls
Finger puppets or novelty toys
Spider rings
Vampire fangs
Mini notepads
Playing cards

If you want to order this kind of stuff online, one option is the Oriental Trading Company.

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