Labor Day has come and gone, and fall is just around the corner. Thoughts are turning to cooler air, falling leaves, and pumpkin spice. The end of October will be here before you know it! If you pass out candy on the 31st of October, Halloween tracts like the Is There Anything Better Than Candy? Box-Tract from Let the Little Children Come are a fun way to spread the good news of the Gospel along with a little candy.
What Are Is There Anything Better Than Candy? Tracts?
I received a package of 20 tracts. Each is printed on a large piece of thick, glossy cardstock type material. Here’s a picture of a single tract, before it’s assembled.
Each part of the tract has a number on it. When you read them in order, you’ll find the answer to the question, is there anything better than candy? As you read, you’ll find the plan of salvation written in child friendly terms. It contains the information you’d expect to find on a child’s tract.
It’s easy to pop the actual tract out along the perforations. Once you’ve taken the tract out, you’ll find directions for assembling printed on the remaining scraps. Each turns into a cute little pumpkin.
The kids enjoyed helping me put them together. My seven- and eight-year-olds were able to completely assemble these independently. They just looked at the directions, picked out a couple pieces of candy, and put them together.
My younger kids didn’t have the fine motor skills to push the stem part of the pumpkin into the slots. So, if you’re assembling these with younger kids, you’ll probably need to take a more hands on role.
Easy to Assemble
Ellie wanted to show everyone how these assemble, so we recorded a quick video.
This doesn’t show the candy, but we found it easiest to add the candy after you get the first slot slid over the stems. That way the shape is formed and you can easily see where it goes.
I had each child pick out two pieces of wrapped candy to include. Sydney was disappointed suckers didn’t fit, but our other pieces all worked. You can include a couple of mini-candy bars, some fruit chews, and peppermints. A handful of candy corn or something would also work, though if you plan on handing these out to people you don’t know, wrapped candy is the way to go.
Ideas for Use
Since my family doesn’t celebrate Halloween, we won’t be passing these out. But, sharing the good news of Jesus isn’t limited to handing these to trick-or-treaters. You could also:
- Mail one to a pen pal
- Pass out to friends
- Use at a Harvest Party or similar event
- Take to a nursing home
They’re cute, and share the plan of salvation. This could be a good starting point for deeper conversations about the Lord. You never know how the Lord will work the little seeds we plant.
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