The Teal Pumpkin Project was started to raise awareness of food allergies and promote inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. Many people don't think about it, but many kids have nut allergies or other food allergies and some may not even be able to eat. These kids are kids too and want to be included in all the Halloween festivities including trick or treating. So the Teal Pumpkin Project was started.
To be included in the project is simple. For Halloween just have a teal pumpkin out to show that you have non-food items available to those who may need it. You can head on over to here to get free printable resources to use such as yard signs, a sign to hang up or flyers to hand out to raise awareness of the Teal Pumpkin Project.
Maybe you need some ideas on what to get to hand out. Here are some ideas, many of which can be got from the dollar store or online cheap:
- glow sticks and other glow items
- pencils, crayons, markers and coloring books
- mini slinkies
- bouncy balls
- rings or other play jewelry
- playing cards