PrePEAR (prepare) your route ahead of time. Let your parents know where you plan on going on your trick or treat adventures.
Stay PEARceptive (perceptive) of your surroundings. Stick to your planned route since familiar streets look different at night! Don’t enter houses without your parents’ permission.
Join a community Halloween PEARty (party). Many communities host fun Halloween parties where kids can “trick or treat” around a room or meet in a parking lot to go “trunk or treating.”
Travel in PEARS (pairs) of two or more. Kids under 12 should have a parent travel with them.
Make yourself aPEAR (appear) easily to cars. Attach reflective tape to your costume. Bring a flashlight to help you see (and to help others see you).
Carry proPEAR (proper) identification. Attach your identification (name, address, phone number) inside your costume in case of an emergency.
Stick to well-lit or familiar proPEARty (property). If a house is dark, or the doorway concealed by big bushes or trees, move on to the next house.
Let an adult PEARuse (peruse) your goodies before you dig in. Only eat commercially wrapped treats.
Your aPEARel (apparel) should fit you well. Wear comfortable shoes, like tennis shoes, and make sure your costume isn’t too long or bulky so you won’t trip.
Check in with your PEARents (parents). If your plans change, ask them first if it’s okay to stay out longer than you had originally agreed.