Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Toy-FULL Tuesday: Trick or Treat!

Trick or treating is a time honored tradition for most kids. 

from Global Hydranencephaly Foundation

  • Picking out a costume.
  • Decorating the house and the yard.
  • Halloween parties, complete with tons of candy and apple bobbing.
from The Mobility Resource

For kids with hydranencephaly, or other similarly limiting conditions, this holiday is more difficult than it is fun.

from The Mobility Resource

  • The weather may be questionable.
  • Trick-or-treating turns in to off road demolition derby when others behave as if they don't see your child in a wheelchair ready to gather their treats.
  • Costumes take a bit more creativity.
  • Candy is not the best treat for our kids.

Our amazing friends at Mommies of Miracles made this trick or treat for ALL initiative possible! Check out the brochure HERE

"Not all kids can eat, but all kids can trick-or-treat!"

Print those out and share them in your community in hopes that others will consider alternative treats for those who cannot eat. 

Some other ways to celebrate  include:

  • Reverse trick-or-treating... when battling the weather just isn't an option, or perhaps sensory overload is a challenge. Well-known friends and family can come to YOUR door with treats for your costumed cutie!
  • Trunk or treating is another alternative that can be much more enjoyable amongst close friends and family in a church or local community parking lot.

However you choose to celebrate, include treats that aren't eats such as:
  • tattoos
  • stickers
  • play-do
  • moon sand
  • window clings
  • glow sticks
  • light-up gadgets
  • textured sensory items
  • music cds
from Global Hydranencephaly Foundation

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