Important Safety tips if you’re home alone
– Ask your parents who to call in an emergency if you are home alone (example: neighbour, grandparent, friend, mom’s work…)
– Be smart!
– Eight colouring sheets can be printed – click on the thumbnail to open the printable page:
– Make sure your children have a safe and happy Halloween.
- Wear a light coloured, flame-resistant costume. Use reflective tape strips on front and back so motorists can see you better.
- Wear a short costume so you will not trip. No bike riding – your costume might get caught in the spokes.
- Make up is better than a mask. If you do wear a mask, wear one with large eye holes so you can see clearly.
- Carry a flashlight so you can see in the dark and be seen better by passing motorists.
- Never “Trick-or-Treat” alone, have at least two “buddies” with you for the entire evening.
- Younger children should “trick-or-treat” while it is still light out with older children or an adult.
- Tell your parents your route and when you will be home.
- Never go into a home. Remain at the front door at all times.
- Do not take short-cuts through backyards, alleys, or parks
- Trick-or-Treat on one side of the street, then the other. Walk on sidewalks, not the street.
- Cross only at street corners: look in all directions before crossing; obey all traffic lights and walk, don’t run, across the street.
- Never criss-cross the street or cross between parked cars.
- Do not eat or drink any candy or food until you arrive home and have your treats checked by an adult. Have a snack or meal before going out.
- Accept only professionally wrapped candy. Discard all candies which are not wrapped or whose wrapping appears to have been opened or punctured.
- Look for Block Parent® homes along your route. If you are in trouble, they are there to help.
Have A Safe and Happy Halloween