20 Non Food Halloween Treats for Toddlers


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What non food treats can you give toddlers for Halloween? Leave it to a food allergy parent to find the best Halloween ideas for kids that are not food or candy. If your kids end the night with a bucket of candy they can’t eat, use the Switch-Witch idea and swap the bucket for one of the prizes below instead!

Even if your child cannot eat candy, you can still make Halloween fun. Either scope out houses with teal pumpkins for non-food treats or trade your child’s candy for non-food ‘treats’ like glow sticks, coloring books, playground balls, craft supplies, Halloween LEGOs, or a cozy blanket!

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1. HALLOWEEN SQUISHMALLOW

Cute, soft, and squishy are what the Squishmallows are all about. Choose a Halloween plush like Comfort Food Candy Corn, Cleo the Cat, Dracula, and Madeleine the Witch.

2. DUPLO LEGO SET FOR TODDLERS

Here’s a gift idea your toddler will love! Toy story meets LEGO duplo created an easy-to-build LEGO train set with Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Little kids can build, improve their fine motor skills, and use their imagination with this 21-piece set created especially for toddlers ages 2 and older.

3. JACK-O-LANTERN PLAYGROUND BALL

While glow-in-the-dark bouncy balls are a fun gift idea for older kids, they pose a choking hazard for young toddlers. A playground ball, however, is a safe and fun toddler gift idea. This one is perfect for Halloween with the festive jack-o-lantern face.

4. HALLOWEEN PLAY DOH SET

This special Halloween Play Doh pack is an awesome candy-free Halloween gift idea for any child. This pack comes with 15, one-ounce containers of dough in various Halloween colors.

5. HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN POOP EMOJI

If you’re looking for a funny Halloween gift that’s not food, this is it. Kids (and adults) will get many belly laughs from the 7 different realistic farting sounds this toy releases. Not only that, but it lights up and has a lifetime warranty too.

6. COMFY CRITTERS STUFFED ANIMAL BLANKET

Your toddler will love wearing and cuddling with his new comfy critter. These plush stuffed animals transform from a super-sized hooded blanket to a cute, snuggly animal pillow. Choose from one of seven cute designs, including the black cat that’s a perfect gift for Halloween.

7. HALLOWEEN GLOW IN THE DARK BLANKET

Lightweight, yet warm, here’s a Halloween blanket that glows in the dark. This is an awesome Halloween gift for anyone–and it’d be perfect for covering up toddlers during cool trick-or-treat nights.

8. WONDER PAGES AND MARKERS COLORING GIFT SET

Mess free markers by Crayola are another amazing gift for toddlers. They are specially formulated to only show up on Color Wonder paper, not walls, furniture, skin, or clothing. Choose from blank paper or cute pictures like Paw Patrol, Baby Shark, Frozen, and Daniel Tiger.

9. LIFT-THE-FLAP HALLOWEEN BOOK

This lift-the-flap book is a perfect non-food Halloween treat for toddlers. Beloved Daniel Tiger and his friends introduce the concept of dressing up for Halloween in a fun board book.

10. SPOOKIE POOKIE

Bestselling author, Sandra Boyton, added a silly Halloween book to her Little Pookie Collection. This is another cute Halloween board book that introduces little kids to the concept of dressing up and going trick-or-treating.

11. THE SPOOKY WHEELS ON THE BUS

Bestselling author, Sandra Boyton, added a silly Halloween book to her Little Pookie Collection. This is another cute Halloween board book that introduces little kids to the concept of dressing up and going trick-or-treating.

12. ROOM ON THE BROOM

Julia Donaldson wrote this Halloween children’s book and it has nearly 6,000 raving reviews from parents and grandparents of toddlers. Is there enough room on the broom for so many friends? This Halloween gift comes in paperback, hard cover, board book and audiobook.

13. HALLOWEEN COLORING BOOK FOR TODDLERS

The Happy Halloween coloring book is another non-food Halloween gift idea kids will love and use many times. These designs are simple but cute–perfect for toddlers.

14. HALLOWEEN STAMPS

An easy substitution for candy or food treats on Halloween is craft supplies like Halloween stamps. These are easy to use and don’t require an ink pad, making them a great Halloween gift for toddlers.

15. MAKE A PUMPKIN STICKERS

Another fun non-food gift idea for Halloween is pumpkin stickers! This set comes in a pack of 12, and they work on paper or small real pumpkins. Perfect as a teal pumpkin treat idea, party favor, or fall classroom activity.

16. FOAM PUMPKIN FACE STICKERS

For bigger pumpkin face activities that toddlers enjoy, try a foam pumpkin decorating kit. One set can be used to decorate 12 different pumpkins with silly Halloween faces, without mess of carving pumpkins. These can be used as non-food Halloween treat that’s safe for all kids with food allergies.

17. HALLOWEEN PUZZLE FOR KIDS

Gift ideas like these Halloween puzzles can be both fun and educational. This set has 36 puzzles total, with 6 different designs. Each puzzle has 28 pieces, making this another awesome Halloween gift idea for preschoolers that’s not candy.

18. REMOTE CONTROL SPIDER

What would your toddler do if a realistic spider starting moving toward him? The Baztoy remote control joke toy glows in the dark and is easy to use, making it a funny Halloween gift idea for kids or adults.

19. GLOW IN THE DARK PARTY FAVORS

LED light up toys and party favors can help toddlers dress up and stay visible Halloween evening. This pack has 67 pieces, including flashing sunglasses, bracelets, rings, finger lights, hair optic lights, and necklaces.

20. MONSTER JUMP UP TOYS

These silly mini pop up toy monsters are a hit with little kids. They’re easy, fun, and not food or candy! You can get 36 of these silly little monsters in this set, perfect for classroom favors, non-food gifts, or teal pumpkin trick-or-treat ideas.

SHARE THESE NON FOOD TREAT IDEAS AND SAVE FOR LATER

Save this list of ideas to swap for candy this Halloween to Pinterest so you and other food allergy parents searching for help this Halloween can find it!

From one food allergy parent to another,

-Val 💙

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I am a constantly-researching food allergy mom. However, I am not a medical professional and nothing on this blog should take the place of your doctor’s recommendations.

This post was originally published in August 2020 and was updated in October 2021.

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