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25+ Non-Candy (& Tooth-Healthy) Halloween Treats

boy in Halloween costume with red face paint looking for non-candy Halloween treatsWe all know the traditional Halloween trick-or-treat and party scenario: kids with bags heaping full of candy asking when they can eat their sugary treats—treats that don’t keep their mouth healthy (and can be a no-no for kids with traditional braces).  If you’re as concerned about those sugary candy and your recipients’ teeth as we are, consider packing some tooth-healthy FUN Halloween treats for your kids’ classroom party or for your local trick-or-treaters.

  1. Pencils
  2. Melted crayons (in the shape of a pumpkin or ghost)
  3. Cheese sticks
  4. Frozen yogurt tubes (tell them to get it into the fridge at home!)
  5. Glow sticks
  6. Glow-in-the-dark jewelry
  7. Oranges
  8. Stickers
  9. Coloring books
  10. Temporary tattoos
  11. Flossers (our personal favorite)
  12. Scratch crafts
  13. Finger tip lights
  14. Sugarless gum
  15. Water bottles (add spooky faces on the small bottle for extra fun!)
  16. Magnets
  17. Pumpkin seeds
  18. Halloween window clings
  19. Books
  20. Halloween bubbles
  21. Erasers
  22. Playing cards
  23. Noisemakers/whistles
  24. Slime bags
  25. Playdough
  26. Stencils
  27. Yo-yos
  28. Apples (maybe make them dunk for them?)
  29. Celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins (bugs!)

If you’re concerned about your kids’ mouths after Halloweens, schedule a dentist appointment to get their teeth checked and cleaned.  To keep them from getting spooked (they get enough of that at Halloween!), choose a kid-friendly dentist that they’ll appreciate—almost as much as those Halloween treats!