We are so excited to be promoting the FARE® Teal Pumpkin Project® this year!! As a food allergy family, especially with a late onset kiddo, (To read our little guys allergy story, click here!) we are so grateful for the research and resources that FARE® has provided our family.
The Teal Pumpkin Project® is such an amazing thing for allergy families. The purpose of the project is to promote families providing non food treat options for kiddos during Trick or Treat events. Because food allergies effect 1 in every 13 kids, it is almost guaranteed that you will have multiple food allergy kiddos that visit your home for Trick or Treat. Teal is the national food allergy awareness color, so anyone participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project® is encouraged to put a Teal Pumpkin at the end of their driveway so that families like us know that its safe to stop by!
So today the kiddos and I made a trip to our favorite place to show you some examples of what Allergy kiddos love to see when they stop at your door! There are so many options available! If you visit the seasonal section of Target, most stores have an end cap solely devoted to The Teal Pumpkin Project®. Lots of pumpkins that already come painted teal, tons of non food treat options! The Dollar Spot and the Party Section is also a great place to stop by! $1 Ten pack pencils, $1 activity packs, party favor multi packs of playdough (make sure to have other options available as well! Playdough contains gluten which can be harmful to celiac and wheat allergy kiddos!) and bubbles. We have so many options that all the kiddos will enjoy, not just the allergy kids!
Here’s a list of our favorites and some pictures of the goodies we found at Target today!
- Dollar activity packs
- Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
- Pencils, pens or crayons
- Erasers or pencil toppers
- Mini Slinkies
- Bouncy balls
- Spider rings
- Mini notepads
- Beaded Necklaces
- Mini Playdoughs (make sure to have other options available as well! Playdough contains gluten which can be harmful to celiac and wheat allergy kiddos!)
Walmart, The Dollar Tree and any major grocery store will carry similar non food treats for the season!! We are grateful that you took the time to read about a project that is so dear to our hearts! And we hope that you will consider a second basket of treats at your door this year for those kiddos who desperately want to be included. Every family out there like ours would be forever grateful.
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