Here is a great idea from the the Dallas Morning News about how to handle leftover halloween candies those collected by the kids in there trick or treat.
If there’s one thing worse than running out of candy on Halloween, it’s having too much when it’s over.It’s bad for your kids’ health, their teeth and the teachers who have to calm down candy-crazed kids the next day and, possibly, a week afterward, depending on how much is in their stash.
Phillip Done, a 25-year teaching veteran, says he is thankful for parents who don’t send their kids to school with a backpack full of sugary loot. His favorite solution? The Candy Fairy.
“The Candy Fairy is similar to the Tooth Fairy,” he explains. “Instead of taking teeth, she takes Halloween candy and gives it to all the children who cannot go out trick-or-treating. Children leave out most of their candy and write a letter. The Candy Fairy visits at night and leaves a gift.”
The kids don’t mind giving up their loot as long as they still get to have some, he notes.
“And the kids love getting a gift and writing a letter. I think in a couple of years, you’ll be hearing a lot about this Candy Fairy!”
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