This Halloween it is important that everyone stays safe while they are out and about Trick or Treating. We have researched some great safety tips and have come up with these as our Top 10:
1. Before going out for the night, make sure that you talk with your family about what kind of route you plan to take when walking around the neighborhood. This will ensure a safe game plan when your out and about.
2. This is a must! Wear your most comfortable shoes! No one wants to be walking around for hours on end in high heels or sandals. Make sure you know what shoes fit you best and remember to wear them for your night of pain free fun!
3. Always make sure you have some sort of light with you. Whether it be a flashlight, or taping reflective tape to your child’s costume, make sure you have that source of light.
4.Make sure that your child’s costume fits them appropriately. Avoid wearing masks and keep the length of the costume short to avoid constantly tripping over it through out the night.
5. Always walk on the sidewalks whenever it is possible. If there is no sidewalk available then walk on the far edge of the road where you are facing traffic.
6. When you are making your crosses from street to street, always cross at the cross walk.
7. Adult supervision is a must for all kids 12 and under.
8. Never enter a house for candy.
9. Walk in well let areas of your neighborhood. It’s a lot safer considering that cars will actually be able to see you.
10. Whenever you get home make sure you look over your children’s candy and make sure there is nothing already open or home made.
We hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!
Halloween is in less than a week and we could not be more excited! There are many great aspects that come along with this fabulous holiday and many have to do with celebrating and candy. This year we are going to give you a couple non-traditional activities you and your family can as well as one very traditional event that everybody loves! I know that a lot of people think of Halloween as a holiday for spooky creatures and haunted houses, but that’s not all we found when putting together a list of fun things to do. The three great events I think you and your family will really enjoy this Holiday season are HallowZOOeen at the Tulsa Zoo, HallowMarine at the Oklahoma Aquarium, and finally, old fashioned Trick or Treating right in your own neighborhood!
HallowZOOeen is a family friendly event that takes place at the Tulsa Zoo. This great event is a weeklong event that started Monday the 27th and ends Friday the 31st. The fun starts at 6:30 and ends at 8:30, with tickets that only cost $8. Come join the family fun with activities that include The Haunted Train and The Cross-eyed Carousel (Those are additional fees). All of these tickets are available to be purchased online. This Halloween activity is a great way to spend time with your family and feel comfortable in a safe location. For more information about HallowZOOeen click this link: www.tulsazoo.org/events/hallowzooeen/
HallowMarine is a wonderful Halloween event that takes place at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks. This event also started on Monday the 27th and ends on Friday the 31st. The Aquarium will be closing at 6 from the general public and will open again at 6:30 for the Trick or Treaters. The Aquarium will close from all of the Halloween fun at 9pm. Tickets to enter the HallowMarine event very with age so make sure to check it out on the website. There will be great activities to participate in, including: Trick or Treating, a costume contest, a bounce house/slide, and much more. There is no doubt about it that this is going to be a spooktacular event. For more information about HallowMarine click this link: www.okaquarium.org/hallowmarine/
Trick or Treating
Trick or treating is among many of the Halloween traditions that originated quite some time ago. For children, now days, it’s the best part of this Holiday. The kids get to dress up in whatever they want, stay up late, and accumulate buckets and buckets of candy. Some might consider it to be the best time of the year!
By Alaina Molinar