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Trick or Treat! I really enjoy seeing all the cute little (and not so little) boys and girls when they come to our door, all gaily decorated, and adorable bags and sacks in hand. Most of them get yummy candy, including braces-friendly candy this year, along with some kind of coloring page or “pass-it-ons” with encouraging Bible verses on them. I think it’s such a fun way for Christians, including grandparents and grandchildren, to make Halloween extra special.
Several sweet children, though, will get those cards in some special goodie bags I made up. These bags will have NO candy, due to various food intolerance symptoms and allergies that they are dealing with in a very self-disciplined way – and we are ever so proud of them. Since they can’t have candy, I always have fun picking out cute little Halloween toy treats, looking for the more positive perspective of cats, bats, and spiders, along with the ever cute pumpkins. All of these are fun and healthy alternatives to candy.
From fun googly eyes, including red for Rednesday and pink for Pink Saturday, to toys that are baby boomer favorites like the paddle ball to cute little notepads, spider rings, and even pumpkins, these cute candy alternatives in goodie bags are fun, safe, wholesome, and healthy. And, of course, they will also have the cards I picked out – each with encouraging Bible verses on them. A lot of fun for the kids and this Sandwich Generation grandmother and her grandkids for Halloween. Do you have special needs that you prepare for at Halloween? We’d love to hear what you’re up to. 🙂
What a wonderful idea. The children certainly do not need to be taking candy from anyone these days.
I’m happy to see that at least someone is providing an alternative to candy!
DON’T LET THAT SCARLET GO TO YOUR HEAD
Don’t let that scarlet go to your head!
Be very glad you haven’t been bled!
Give thanks for the colors dear to your heart:
Carmine and cherry and wine— a good start!
© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Red foliage here and here
Hi Teach 🙂 Are you giving out cute poems for Halloween? That would be fun! 🙂
Thanks LaVoice 🙂 🙂 🙂
That’s a great idea to put Scripture verses with the treat. Personally, I don’t celebrate Halloween but, if I did, that would be the way to go!
How miserable not to be allowed any sweets – allergies have a lot to answer for! So good to read you are putting toys etc in the packages to make up. Happy Pink Saturday!
Hi Kaye Sweetie…
What a gorgeous share. I love all the goodies that you have found. I always put a few little special packages together for some of our little neighborhood kids, and special visitors, but I haven’t seen the cute glasses and some of the other wonderful treasures. I will have to go out and check them out. See what I can find as well.
Love the idea of adding a bible verse to some of the items. I think I will add some to mine this year. Thank you for the suggestion sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry
Such gorgeouscolors! Happy weekend!
Shade of Pink at my page.
I love those googly eyes!
Aren’t those cool, Pat! My grandkids are gonna love em!
Thanks Chubskulit 🙂
That’s so awesome to hear Sherry – and a sweet AND fast answer to prayer, as I was just praying that these posts would be an incentive to others to do the same – then I read this. AWESOME of God and SO FUN for you and me both 🙂 🙂 🙂
It’s definitely tough, Susie, but the sweet ones in my life are learning such important lessons about self-control and do it so bravely. Truly my special and sweet heros! 🙂
Thanks 🙂 I have wrestled with it myself over the years and definitely try to keep the focus on harvest fun – while sharing God’s love and Word with others. It’s such a sweet joy. 🙂
HI teacher, it’s fun to see how creative I can get each year. 🙂
🙂 LaVoice 🙂