With food allergies, childhood obesity, and diabetes on the rise, having a Halloween party that consists entirely of Halloween candy and other sweet treats is a thing of past. Here are some healthy Halloween treats for your classroom party that most children can enjoy. I’ve also included a free printable, keep reading to get your copy of the fruit and veggie treat toppers.
Amazon links included below
Pumpkin Fruit Skewers for Halloween
When it comes to healthy Halloween treats, these pumpkin fruit skewers pictured above are super quick and easy to make. I found the witch parts at Dollar Tree and stuck them in the pumpkin- so easy!
Then, I placed grapes and strawberries on skewers and inserted them into the pumpkin. I pushed the skewers in as far as they could go so they are securely in place. I don’t recommend letting the kids try to pull out the skewers, just let them pull one piece of fruit off at a time and assign an adult to supervise.
I left the tops on the strawberries because the green adds a little pop of color and gives the effect of hair on the pumpkin- but you could cut the tops off and it would still look cute.
Fruit and Veggie Treat Cups for Halloween
In the bottom of the yellow treat cups are individual servings of caramel dipping sauce in condiment cups with lids. Of course, you could skip the caramel sauce if a child has food restrictions.
In the bottom of the orange cups are individual servings of ranch dressing. There are green apple slices in the yellow cups and veggies (broccoli, carrots and celery) in the orange cups.
Click on the picture below to print as many copies of the fruit and veggie treat toppers as you need on cardstock; then cut out each topper and tape to a toothpick. The toppers can then be placed in the treat cups.
You could also use a circle punch to cut out the treat toppers if you have one that is the correct size. In the picture above I attached the treat toppers to toothpicks and stuck them in the lids of the condiment cups so they would be secure.
I suggest preparing the fruit and veggie treat toppers in advance or have a parent helper assemble them for you.
There you have it, two healthy Halloween party treat ideas!
Bonus Healthy Halloween Treats
These Jack-O-Lantern Mandarin Orange Fruit Cups from Crystal and Comp are too cute not to include! All you need is a permanent marker and you’re good to go, your little goblins will gobble these up!
And here are 10 more Halloween snacks for preschool!
Halloween Candy Alternative Ideas
I have a love-hate relationship with Halloween; I love the holiday but hate what all that candy does to the kids.
As a teacher, I have always tried to plan any school events carefully to avoid the dreaded sugary substance. So here are 10 Halloween non-candy Halloween treats!
More Halloween Ideas
- 5 Little Pumpkins Halloween Sensory Bin – Your little learners will have a blast retelling the rhyme Five Little Pumpkins with this Halloween themed sensory bin! They’ll be developing their fine motor and oral language skills as they retell the rhyme. Setting up this sensory bin experience at home or in your preschool classroom is super simple and loads of fun!
- Halloween Sensory Bin with Spaghetti – Need Halloween sensory play ideas for your preschool classroom? You can make this easy colored spaghetti for a super fun Halloween themed sensory bin. This squishy Halloween sensory spaghetti is sure to be a big hit with your kids!
- Halloween Sensory Bottle – Halloween can be loads of fun in the classroom with all the cute crafts and activities. Here’s a super quick and easy Halloween sensory bottle you can make to help kids who may become overstimulated by all the activity in the classroom during this time of year.
- Halloween Fine Motor Activities for Preschool – Kids can use fine motor skills all day, but doing the same thing over and over can cause children to lose interest. These activities are fun experiences for October that will help build fine motor skills. These are perfect for a fall theme or Halloween theme. And, since many of the items are from the dollar store, you can stock up your morning work baskets or centers.