I am IN LOVE with this fabulously magical idea for how to get rid of all that extra Halloween candy!
My friend emailed me the other day with a blurb about the Candy Fairy. The thing I love most about this idea is that it gives children who have food allergies an opportunity to still have a good time with all their October 31st loot.
If you’re looking for a way to increase your child’s use of imagination and decrease his or her sugar intake this Halloween, one idea is to invite your child to trade their candy with the “Candy Fairy” for a more worthwhile gift in return.
You can imagine a character called the Halloween Candy Fairy who needs candy in order to magically turn it into other things… or to change it into fairy dust… or to feed to her pet. Be creative! The idea is that at night the kids leave their candy in a designated place with a note or picture, and in the morning they find that the candy has been replaced with a more lasting and valuable treasure (maybe a toy, book, DVD, or a certificate announcing a special family outing).
One mom says, “We have celebrated the Candy Fairy tradition for several years now. It has become a family tradition. It sparks the kids’ imaginations and allows them to participate in the festivities surrounding Halloween without indulging in all of the sugar!
Find the FREE Printable letter from the photo above HERE.
Happy Candy Fairy-ing! 🙂