If you or some family you know is going to be concerned tonight with the amount of candy brought in due to trick-or-treating, then introducing the Switch Witch to the children is just the thing!
The basic idea is this: Switch Witch comes to take all the excess candy while children sleep and switches it for a fun, non-edible item such as a toy and the bigger the giveaway, the better the toy or fun item!
While there is debate among parents about whether Switch Witch is a good idea, she certainly has some selling points if there is concern regarding what to do with all of the candy that ends up in the house. For example, if you want to promote one of your family’s core values such as giving to others, Switch Witch can “give” your household stash to others who would enjoy it and who would not necessarily have been able to trick-or-treat . The ideas are endless, and it’s up to you what you would like to highlight.
The best way to introduce Switch Witch is to do so before the trick-or-treating begins and to give children a choice about what the switch could be, which can also be another life lesson in itself.
Happy Halloween, everyone!