As you may already know, Halloween is coming up in the next couple days. Halloween is probably one of the greatest times of the whole year. Why? Well, because you get free candy from your whole neighborhood!! In the next few paragraphs, I’m going to tell you some ways to get more candy, being safe when trick-or-treating, and some history of Halloween.
How to get More Candy on Halloween
When trick-or-treating, have a backpack or something so when the first bag of candy is full dump it in your backpack. Then when you go to the next person’s house, they will feel bad for you because you don’t have any candy so they will give you more.
Bring a hoodie and mask as an extra costume so you can trick-or-treat at the same house twice.
With your friends, making a song or dance could earn you more candy because they will think you are creative.
Also, having a bigger bag like a trash bag could earn you more candy because people seem more likely to give you more candy if you have a bigger bag.
Being polite could also earn you more candy because if you just run up to someone’s door and say trick-or-treat while not even looking at them, they won’t give you lots of candy because that’s not polite. If you look someone in the eye and say trick-or-treat in a nice voice, the may give you more candy.
Safety When Trick-or-Treating
When crossing the roads at night, make sure to look left-right-left before crossing.
When driving a vehicle, you need to go slower than usually on busy roads because it could be danger to pedestrians and especially little kids.
Always try to walk on the side-walk. If there are no side-walks, walk towards traffic on the left side as far as you can.
When making or buying a costume, try to incorporate some type of reflective tape, try choosing light colours.
Try to avoid using masks because it can obstruct a kid’s vision to their surroundings. Using face paint is a good idea.
Popular trick-or-treating times are around 5:30 – 9:30 so drivers need to be aware of driving at these times.
History of Halloween
Halloween originated from a old European tradition of the ancient Celtic of Samhain. People would gather in scary costumes to ward off ghost spirits. In the 8th century, Halloween was called Hallows Eve, then became Halloween later on. Then people started carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns and dressing up and giving sweet treats to everybody. This tradition has been going on for over 2000 years! Years ago, Halloween wasn’t really on sweets, it was more on tricking people.
What are you being for Halloween??
Have a happy Halloween!!