Halloween at BGA

As we near the end of October, the halls of BGA are adorned with orange pumpkins, black cats, and leaves of every color. There’s no denying it, Halloween is just around the corner! Children are asking, “what are you going to be?” while teachers are planning Halloween parties for their rooms. We’re all so excited to see the children’s costumes that they’ll show off during our Halloween parade throughout BGA. As you pick them up and head out to enjoy festivities outside of our walls, here are some great tips to keep the holiday safe so it can be fun!

Some of the following Halloween safety tips are provided by Safe Kids Worldwide. The link to this resource is at the end of the article if you want to learn more about the organization and receive more helpful tips!

  • Check candy to ensure it hasn’t been opened or tampered with in anyway before giving it to children
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to

the left as possible.  Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street 

crossings.

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Masks can block a child’s vision: choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead
  • Carry flashlights or glow sticks to help children see and be seen by drivers. 
  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

 

We look forward to hearing your tales of trick-or-treating and we hope these tips help make your Halloween awesome!

Safe Kids Worldwide. Retrieved from https://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips