Our family spent Easter afternoon with the classics: dying eggs and hunting for the filled plastic variety. The children involved range in age from two to eight, so we tried to arrange the activities so that they could all enjoy them together, regardless of their age and ability level. Here's how we tried to keep everyone involved:
Give each child a designated color to search for on the egg hunt. Faster children sometimes tend to vacuum up everything in their paths, no matter how many times you remind them to leave the "easy" eggs for the others. So we gave each kid a basket with a ribbon that matched their eggs. We hid the yellow eggs for the youngest on the lawn, and the older kids passed them by in search of their own. They also enjoyed the extra challenge of looking for a specific color.
When it came to egg dying, the youngest wanted to help, but wasn't quite able to manage an egg on a spoon in a dish of dye. So we put her egg inside a whisk and let her gently stir it in the bowl of dye. She still needed some guidance, but it was a great way to let her take charge of the activity.
If your child has allergies, or you want to limit the sugary snacks for any reason, there are lots of alternatives to putting candy in all of the Easter eggs. Our family fills most of our eggs with popcorn, some with non-edible treats, and a few with chocolate. The popcorn has always been a favorite. Whether your child has food sensitivities or not, it's a good option for a healthy snack.

The whole family agreed that the color-coded egg hunt was a great success and we're looking forward to next year. What about you? What do you do to make holiday activities accessible for everyone in the family? We'd love to hear your ideas!
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