Halloween is a fun for all holiday. Children and adult of all ages can equally enjoy all the festivities that take place. While you’re having fun, don’t forget to stay alert and safe. Here are a few tips from the Department of Health and Human Services to have a safe and fun Halloween holiday.
|S – Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.|
|A – Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.|
|F – Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.|
|E – Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.|
|H – Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.|
|A – Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent skin and eye irritation.|
|L – Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.|
|L – Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.|
|O – Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.|
|W – Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.|
|E – Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats unless you know the cook well.|
|E – Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.|
|N – Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.|
Did you notice that the first letters of all the Halloween tips spell out SAFE HALLOWEEN? That should make it easier for everyone to remember!
Have fun, but stay alert. Staying safe for Halloween is very important to ensure that everyone is having a fun time. Watch out for yourself and others!