Walmart or Target in the seasonal aisles)
Hair bands for girls
Flaarp (also known as fart putty or noise putty)
One dollar store gift cards
Bouncing super balls or hacky sack balls
Small toys (check at local stores in the party supply aisle or toy aisle for multi-packs, or Oriental Trading Company)
Stamp pads or Halloween stamps
Colored ink pens
Small bottles of soap bubbles (check in party aisles or Oriental Trading Company)
Dress-up necklaces or bracelets
Halloween drinking cups
Coloring books or activity pads
Orange-colored post-it notes
For edible treats try individually-packaged applesauce, peanut butter crackers, pretzels or goldfish crackers, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or peanuts. Better yet, how about an old-fashioned apple or orange?
How about taking mini-size bottles of water and decorating them to look like jack-o-lanterns? Glue green felt onto the lid and a strip of orange felt around the body of the bottle. Glue on black felt eyes, nose and mouth. Tie a green ribbon around the neck for the vine and voila! A jack-o-lantern bottle of water.
No matter what you come up with to give your favorite trick-or-treaters, making choices that will cut down on sugar and candy will help keep them from becoming little monsters!