“The Switch Witch” for a healthier Halloween
Halloween with is kids can mean candy overload! In fact, according to data from 2013, the average child will eat about 3 cups of sugar on Halloween… That’s equal to 220 sugar packets! That’s over 16 times the recommended amount of sugar. GASP! OMG - our kids are going to be swinging from the rafters for weeks!
Last year I learned about the ‘Switch Witch’ and it was a hit - our 5 year old, Hazen is already talking about the Switch Witch again for this year.
Meet the Switch Witch. She even has her own poem.
As the poem suggests, the night after trick-or-treating, have your kids set their candy by the door and after they go to bed, you swap it out for a toy they want (Hazen knows EXACTLY what he wants), tickets to a movie or concert, or basically any non-candy item they’d like!
This means they get double the fun of Halloween – not only trick-or-treating, but also a surprise gift when they wake up the next morning.
Then you can donate the Halloween candy to a local food pantry, homeless shelter, or the organization Soldier’s Angels (learn more here: Treats for Troops) and get a tax-refundable donation receipt.
I hope this helps your family have a healthy (and happy!) Halloween.
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