There are several different types of commercial Easter Eggs that enable students with visual impairments to join in the fun.
Traditional beeping eggs are large plastic eggs that are battery operated. These eggs are controlled by a simple on/off switch and the eggs emit a constant loud beeping sound. These eggs can typically be found at Target, Hobby Lobby, Amazon and more; however, be sure to purchase your eggs early, as they sell out quickly!
JoJo and Friends electronic Talking Hide 'Em and Find 'Em Easter eggs are adorable electronic eggs that talk to you while you hunt them. Inside is an additional surprise!
Modified Easter Egg
Want to use traditional Easter eggs? Make it easy for low vision, blind, and students who physically have trouble bending over, picking up or holding an Easter egg. Simply attach a balloon (wide ribbon works well) to each Easter egg. For most students, the best height is for the balloon to be eye-level for the students. Low vision students can easily spot the balloon. Blind students can locate the ribbon using their long cane (or arm). Students in wheelchairs can grab the ribbon instead of trying to reach the egg on the ground. Student with physical handicaps can simply grab the balloon.
O&M Hint: Audible Easter Egg hunts are a fun way to teach sound localization and moving towards sounds! Audible Easter Eggs can be used for a variety of fun activities. How about playing tag in the gym? Give each student a beeping egg and have one student tag the moving eggs. To make the game more challenging, students who are holding the eggs can only hop away - no running!