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Non-Candy Halloween Treats for Kids

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Looking for non-candy Halloween treats for kids? It’s that time of year. School is in full swing, the leaves are changing, and the kids… are ready to see the dentist after gorging themselves on Halloween candy?!?

Halloween is such a fun time of year for kids. It’s supposed to be scary! But for parents of kids with food allergies or even parents who like to limit their kids’ sugar intake, “scary” takes on a new meaning.

Whether your food allergy kids are celebrating the Teal Pumpkin Project or you just want to cut down on the candy, this list of non-candy items for Halloween is a fun way to celebrate Halloween night without sending your kids into candy-comas.

the best non-candy Halloween treats

Finding unique Halloween treats for kids or even making cute goodie bags for your child’s Halloween party can be fun – if you have a lot of time.

If you’re looking to keep things simple or put together just a few goodie bags, check out this mega pack of assorted Halloween toys for great candy alternatives.

But if you want to get creative, read on for non-candy treats to fill a Halloween goodie bag or pass out to trick-or-treaters!

Pencils and erasers

These super cute pencils and erasers are perfect for preschool and elementary-aged kids.

If you’re buying pencils for a class party, I added this 48-pack of pencils to my Subscribe & Save account to get them at a discount.

I also found this huge pack of Halloween erasers if you need a lot of non-food items for class parties.

Don’t forget – if you find a good deal, it’s always a great idea to stock up for next year.

Sensory toy ideas

Stress balls, glow-in-the-dark slime, and other creative alternatives from your local dollar store or party supply stores make a great treat for kids of all ages.


Halloween themed trinkets, like vampire teeth, spider rings, mini slinkies, foam airplanes that kids can build, or these paddles are a fun alternative to candy.

Foam masks

Kids love playing dress up, even when it’s not Halloween.

These foam Halloween masks aren’t too scary for littler kids. Plus, they can decorate the foam with markers to make them scarier (or cuter). 😉

Finger toys

From miniature skateboards to puppets, finger toys can provide hours of entertainment for kids.

Depending on your kids’ ages, there are so many finger toys to choose from. My daughter especially likes these finger puppets, which are perfect (less-scary) for younger kids.

Silly straws


It’s always fun to start reading seasonal books before the holiday to help kids prepare for (and understand) the holiday. They’re also great to teach kids about seasons and when they can expect each holiday, like Halloween in Fall, once the leaves start changing color.

Some of my kids’ favorite Halloween books are Little Blue Truck’s HalloweenHappy Halloween Little Critter, and The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat.

Craft packets

I love these “make a jack-o-lantern” sticker packs, but my kids have also tried these cute wooden packets.

Halloween activity books are also a fun alternative – perfect for a rainy day activity, and coloring books (along with a pack of crayons) can be an exciting thing to get during the Halloween season.

Tattoos and stickers

Kids love temporary tattoos and stickers, even when Halloween is long past. If you have lots of trick-or-treaters, this pack of 500 Halloween stickers would be perfect!

Mini play-doh or silly putty

Encourage fine motor skills with tactile items like play-doh and silly putty.

Glow bracelets and glow sticks


Especially if your kids love making art projects, these stamps are a fun way to decorate and add a Halloween flair to their artwork.

Bouncy balls

Some of the scary bouncy balls might be a little too much for littler kids, but my kids love these glow-in-the-dark eyeballs.

For younger kids, these Halloween-themed bouncy balls might be a better choice – even the spiders are smiling.

As you’re putting together your Halloween treats, don’t forget to buy goody bags! These treat bags are adorable (and they come in packages of 72, so you can make them for your kids’ class parties or pass them out to all your trick-or-treaters).

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Lisa (mummascribbles)

Sunday 17th of September 2017

These are such a good idea! I like to limit how much treats are involved so they are great alternatives! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday


Wednesday 13th of September 2017

These are such fun little ideas! Way better than the houses who give apples. :-)

Kayla Loves

Tuesday 12th of September 2017

Love these ideas! My son doesn't really like sweets so these are a great!

Ali - We Made This Life

Tuesday 12th of September 2017

Great ideas here, my children eat way too many sweets, it's nice to think of some alternatives!

Mrs Morgan Plus 3

Tuesday 12th of September 2017

I love the duck erasers so cute! Some fab ideas here :) #twinklytuesday