Saturday, October 31, 2015

Teal pumpkin project - cards

Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project?

Since many kids have food allergies nowadays, it allows them to still enjoy Trick-or-Treating without worrying about the the treats that come along with them. You're supposed to paint a pumpkin teal (or hang a print out of one by your door) so that trick-or-treaters know you'll participate.

Then, if the child/parent requests it, you provide something different than traditional candy. Ideas include sticker sheets, pencils, etc. We live in an area with a lot of kids, so there's bound to be a couple.

Anyhow, I put together a few baggies of cards if a kid would rather have those. I only did five, figuring we probably wouldn't need more than that. I only put a couple cards in each, but made sure each included a Met and a Yankee given our location.

Not sure if we'll have any takers, but I think it's a cool option, and maybe something I'll put more effort into next year.

1 comment:

  1. I'd never heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project, but it sounds like a good idea.

    We've been giving away baseball cards for about 10 years now. I make up repacks wrapped in cling wrap, put them in a big bowl with the candy and allow the kids to take both if they want. A lot of kids appreciate it even if just something different, and it allows me to give some of my "excess inventory" to kids who (hopefully) have fun with them.

    I wrote about this several years ago when I had all of 3 readers... I'll should do an updated version of that...