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Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for Families of Children with Visual Impairments

Children at the Beeping Easter Egg Hunt.

Boys Town National Research Hospital hosted its 10th annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for children who are visually impaired on Saturday, March 19, at the Hall of History on the Boys Town campus. While the weather was shining one moment and pouring the next, it didn’t stop children and families from having an exciting Easter egg hunt indoors!

More than 60 children searched for Easter eggs by listening for a beeping sound emitted by the eggs. Eggs were traded for assorted treats and prizes including items from the candy bar, braille and large print books. The giant coloring books measuring 18” by 23” were a big hit with families. A three-year-old girl left saying, “Look, the coloring book is almost as big as me, I love my giant coloring book!”

Additional activities included access to the Hall of History exhibit and photos with a real baby lamb and bunny.

“Although designed for a child with a visual impairment, our event incorporates activities for families and friends to learn what a child who is visually impaired experiences and be able to interact in a fun activity together,” said Kristal Platt, Vision Program Coordinator, at Boys Town National Research Hospital. “We love being able to share our event and look forward to growing the event each and every year!”

This Boys Town Hospital Easter Egg Hunt was supported by Nebraska Foundation for Visually Impaired Children, Beta Sigma Phi Xi Eta Omaha Chapter and CenturyLink Pioneers.