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An Egg Hunt for All Abilities

How one Easter event takes everyone's needs into account.

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Colorful eggs, 25,000 of them to be exact, will fill the two fields surrounding the Philip S. Miller Park Amphitheater in Castle Rock on April 9. To make the Special Egg Hunt—put on each year by Front Range Church—welcoming to all families, specific times are set aside to accommodate kids with varying needs.

There’s a quiet hunt for kids with heightened sensitivity, a beeper-egg hunt for kids with visual impairments, and a time for kids with mobility impairments to pick up eggs with magnetized dowel rods. Three traditional hunts are also broken down by age groups for toddlers to 12-year-olds. Games, food trucks, and face painting round out the activities, but if things get overwhelming, families with special needs can take a break from the crowd in a designated quiet area.

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The hunt is free, but advance online registration, which comes with a free kids meal, is recommended.

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