Halloween is probably the only time children are allowed to get candy from strangers and horde a year’s worth of candy within a matter of hours. Kids may get overexcited and forget that they are others who would like to part take in the candy hoarding. In the case of the beijingkids and JingKids’ 10th Annual Halloween Costume Party, we have waves upon waves of kids joining in trick-or-treat activities. Whether at our event, another event, or in your compound, be sure to remind your kids of the following etiquette:
Be Polite: Add the word ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to the gleeful ‘Trick-or-treat’, adding to the magic of the request.
Stay close to an adult: For those taking part in their compound’s, or that of a friend’s, trick or treating, be sure to let the kids know to stay close. For those at events, the trick-or-treat sessions will be manned by volunteers, so ask the kids to follow them.
Be Patient: It’s China; there are going to be lines, but there’s bound to be enough candy for three to four trips, so remind the little ones to wait just a little longer to get their fair share.
No Grabby Fingers: The candies are different, which presents the problem of two kids wanting the same one, so have your kids agree with the other who takes which candy and shake hands on it. Remind your kids that snatching isn’t allowed, but if its one of their favorite candies they can ask for a swap.
No Mean Tricks: Tricks can get out of hand, especially mean ones where throwing things is involved. Be sure to tell kids the trick in trick-or-treat is just a figure of speech, and it’s the treat part that they need to follow closely.
Save the Planet: There are trash bins available, so be kind to the planet and dispose of the wrappers in the bins and not the floor. If you can’t find the trash bin, then take the wrappers with you and dispose of them at home, especially when trick-or-treating in your compound.
You can get more information about our Halloween event here.