A teal pumpkin
I love Halloween. Not for the scary side of it all but for the fun side that celebrates creativity & imagination of kids pretending to be fascinating characters. Costumes can lead to a whole bunch of made up playtime. Some of my favorite times with my own kids when they were little were spent playing dress up. I also loved to read them the Pumpkin Patch Parable every year because it so adequately shares the love & redemption of Christ with kids.
Halloween can be really hard for a child with food allergies. It can take all the fun out of a night that is supposed to be full of joy for kids when they have to worry about life threatening allergies. There's a sweet little girl I know who has severe, life threatening food allergies. Last year I found out about the teal pumpkin project from her, so this year I've decided that I will participate & be a safe place for kids with food allergies.
We will have a teal pumpkin on our porch this year & these are the things I'll be passing out: