Being prepared for a week off of school and Easter events will help make your holiday less stressful. Here are a few visuals supports to make it a fun time for all, including: a Social Story for Spring Break with calendar pics, Easter Vocabulary pics, and a set of pics for Making Easter Eggs. Plus, an Easter holiday celebration social story with a picture card set!
Along with decorating eggs and other exciting activities, comes the Easter Egg Hunt. You may be planning one at home or going to one – maybe both! Either way, being prepared can help our kiddos enjoy their day. Here are a few tips:
Hunts at home:
1. EGG CONTENTS: There are some awesome alternatives to candy, including fruit snacks, money, “tickets” to places, coupons for extra minutes of ipad/tv/music, or even small toy parts that go together to form a bigger toy in the end!
2. IDENTIFY/LABEL EGGS: Use a specific size or decoration/sticker to identify certain eggs for specific kiddos.
Our Easter bunny delivered the eggs with the kid’s initials on them – no fighting over who got how many and the bonus was a “group hunt” that fostered positive social interaction!!
4. VISUAL MAPS: If your kiddo needs visual supports to relieve anxiety or stress, consider a “treasure map” or even take pictures of exactly where the hidden eggs are located. Add arrows or written hints!
Going to a hunt:
1. ASK ABOUT EGG CONTENTS: If there might be something you don’t want your kiddo to have, explain to them that all the eggs get gathered first, then opened later.
You may need to do some quick content replacing, if needed, so have some items with you that are appropriate for your child.
2. GO OVER THE BOUNDARIES WITH YOUR CHILD: Scout out safe areas – and the possibly unsafe areas, too.
3. SET EXPECTATIONS: If you kiddo is used to a short schedule or set of expectations when in community, have it ready to review throughout the event.
Spring is the perfect time to “Spring Clean” those visual supports.
We can help make that seemingly daunting task quick and efficient – saving you precious time and money for years to come.
Here’s to warm weather and flowers blooming,