I recently learned about the Teal Pumpkin Project from a friend of mine with a daughter with a severe peanut allergies. Mrs. Paintbrush also blogged about the movement, where if you decide to hand out non-candy favors during Halloween for children with allergies, you paint and place a teal pumpkin outside letting families know.

As a mom with a child without allergies, it was very eye opening when my friend told me about the Teal Pumpkin Project, as I never realized how difficult Halloween can be for a child with allergies and for their parents who don’t want to disappoint their children on such a special day. Coupled with the fact that Drake’s school has a strict food policy (no candy, no chips, etc.) and has requested that any favors being handed out during Halloween for the kids adhere to their rules, I thought it might be nice to compile a list of non-food favors that can be handed out to children in schools and homes during Halloween.


Play dough & Cookie Cutter

Another play dough idea

And another play dough one

Surprise balls you can fill with little trinkets



Beads for a necklace project

Glow sticks

Witch’s Brew¬†


Slime monsters 

Book marks

As for Drake, since his class was so small I made some little bat friends for him to share with his class.

Happy Halloween!