The Teal Pumpkin Project – Teal Pumpkins

Halloween, besides Christmas, is easily the most anticipated holiday for kids. But for some kids, it can be scary, and I’m not just talking about the costumes. Enter the Teal Pumpkin Project!

What is the teal pumpkin project?

Glad you asked!

Since the 1990’s food allergies have been increasing at an alarming rate. Luckily, awareness of them is climbing up there as well.

The purpose of the teal pumpkin project is for people to place a teal pumpkin outside (painted or otherwise) on Halloween night. The teal pumpkin indicates that the home offers non-food, or allergy-safe alternatives.

This initiative helps families both show their compassion and support, as well as give comfort to parents and children alike on Halloween. After all, the only thing that should be scary is the gouls and goblins!

The teal pumpkin project has been around since 2014. So let’s help grow its presence and share the word!

The Teal Pumpkin Project - Halloween

How to participate:

  • Paint a pumpkin teal
  • Print and display the printables below
  • Spread the word with the flyers
  • Offer non-food treats such as candy, or small toys
  • Share on social media, social media images to follow
  • Host a party that promotes teal pumpkin project awareness by providing paint and brushes, ask guests to bring their own pumpkin!

Show your support

Download the free printables below and post them for trick-or-treaters to see. Feel free to distribute the info flyer in your neighborhood, or to friends to get them in the loop and in the know. You can also use social media images to spread awareness even more. In the download below you will find flyers, Instagram posts/stories, as well as the downloads to post on your door for Halloween night.

Flyers to Spread the Word

Printables for the Door

The Teal Pumpkin Project - Halloween
The Teal Pumpkin Project - Halloween

Non-Food Halloween Options:

  • Candy
  • Crayons
  • Plastic fangs
  • PlayDough
  • Festive pencils
  • Stamps
  • Stickers
  • Bouncy balls
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Glow sticks
  • Bubbles
  • Mini notebooks
Now that you’re prepared, have a safe, inclusive, and happy Halloween!
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