Easter Activities on the Spectrum
Are you egg-cited for Easter? While the official start of Spring was on March 20th, Easter weekend is typically the time of year that the weather (hopefully) starts to warm up making it a perfect time to get out in the sunshine. Below are some activities that families can do this Easter Sunday.
Easter Egg Hunts
Dyeing Easter Eggs and hiding them is a tradition that many of us grew up with; but if you are a child or have a child on the spectrum, it can be overwhelming.
1. Get there early. If your egg hunt is in a public place like a park, it may be a good idea to take your little one there early so that they can get used to the area before crowds of other kids show up.
2. Explain the Rules. Egg Hunts are a good opportunity for social interaction with other kids, but also teaches being accountable for following rules. Including letting other kids go first.
3. Use your own basket. Be sure to make sure the basket you use for collecting eggs is unique so that it can't be easily confused with another child's basket.
4. Keep it Local. If a public park or other large setting is too much for your egg hunter, there is no harm in starting the hung out in your own backyard, with kids that are friends and family.
Sensory Toys for Your Easter Basket
While Easter is typically an occasion to give chocolate or other candy (especially of the bunny shaped variety, loading your child up with a batch of sugar might not be the best idea, whether they are on the spectrum or not. Why pick up some sensory books or stuffed animals instead? No matter how you decide to celebrate, this Easter Sunday is a great time to be with family.
Posted by Sam DeLong
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