Updated: Oct 18, 2021
At Mi Casa Es Tu Casa® some of our core values are inclusion, respect, and taking care of each other because we believe that we are all one. The more we care for each other, the closer we come to building a better future together.
That is why we absolutely love the teal pumpkin project and we encourage it every year.
For families whose children have food allergies, Halloween is a particularly anxiety-provoking time of year. Imagine a child with a life-threatening peanut allergy: Dressing up and heading out into the neighborhood to trick-or-treat can be a risk not worth taking.
Enter the Teal Pumpkin Project: Instead of giving out only candy for Halloween, families can hand out non-food treats like toys and stickers. Placing these items in a teal pumpkin signals that your house has allergy-friendly options.
How to Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project
The Teal Pumpkin Project is promoted nationally by the non-profit, Food Allergy Research and Education (F.A.R.E.). Their mission is to improve the life and health of the 32 millions of Americans living with food allergies.
Steps for participating:
1). Get a teal pumpkin for your doorstep, or some teal paint instead to make it a project!
2) Make sure you have non-food treats like stickers, small (safe) toys, glowsticks, bouncy balls, spider rings...etc
3) Go to F.A.R.E's website to register your house on the map of homes participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project.
4) Tell a neighbor so they do the same! The more homes that participate, the more walkable the experience is for families!
Thank you for making Halloween more inclusive for families!
The mission of Mi Casa Es Tu Casa® is to introduce and reinforce Spanish for families with babies through bilingual music classes while educating and empowering each parent with tools for mindful parenting that help them live their best family life.
You can join us for classes in-person in Austin, Texas, live on Zoom, in our virtual pre-recorded program, or even on YouTube.
For a spooky Halloween activity in Spanish (non-food related), follow our YouTube video as Nicco shows us how to make a fantasma (ghost) to hang on your door!