“Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat.” This is a little rhyme that some kids say when they knock on someone’s door to get candy on October 31st – Halloween. Most kids simply say, “Trick or Treat” though. Luckily the people at the houses usually just hand out treats and usually do not play any tricks.
Last year, I took my kids out trick or treating for almost 3 hours. We walked all over our neighborhood, knocking on doors where the lights were on. If the lights are not on at the house, then we didn’t go to them because this is a sign that the people at the house are not giving away candy.
Lots of churches and communities also have Halloween festivals either held on October 30th or October 31st. There are cake wheels, where you can place you money on a number and then the wheel is spun. If the wheel lands on your number, then you win a home made cake. There are also costume contests and lots of other games to play.
Carving a Jack o’ lantern is one of my favorite activities. Since I live in a warm climate, we carve them on October 30th or 31st because they get rotten fast! Up North, when we lived in Canada, we carved them much earlier and kept them lit at night for a few weeks.
This year my youngest son will dress up as a tiger, my oldest son will be Luke Skywalker from Star Wars. My daughter will dress up as a black cat. They each decided what they wanted to be and of course they are all very excited!