So I am not the mother of a special needs child, I am a proud aunt to two though :) I hope that and the fact that I could one day be the mother of a SNK allows me to post this question.
We are having an Easter Egg Hunt at the park on the 12th for the SNKs in our area. It is open to everyone and the Park Board is helping us out with it. So my question has a few parts:
1st: What type of treats should we have? We would like to have different types of candy and snack pacts, but aren't too sure what type to get (both my nephews get pretty much anything they want). I suggest no hard candy since it could be a choking issue, Tootsie Rolls because they are peanut free (but am worried they could be a choking issue as well), maybe Teddy Grams or the mini bags of cookies? The packages of crackers with cheese instead of Peanut butter? Any ideas??? Would love to hear them.
2nd: We are wanting to give out a toy prize and have this as a list of possible toys: Coloring book with crayons, bubbles, rubber balls at least the size of hand, and stuffed animals (without the eyes that could come off). So again, I would love any other ideas.
3rd: Is there any special way you do an egg hunt? We plan on having the eggs 'hidden' in the grass for the children to go find and having shallow boxes filled with the plastic Easter grass for those in wheelchairs to reach on the table or their lap. None of the eggs will hold candy or items, the kids will all get the same thing after the egg hunt is done (the big prize may differ though the 'snack bag' of treats will be the same).
We are open to any suggestions and are very excited about the hunt. There has never been an event for the SNKs in our area before, they have always just been invited to join in with the other children in their age groups. It is very last minute and we will be better prepared for the event next year :) Thank you ladies for any advice or ideas you give us!