Nephew with Color Blindness

Updated on April 07, 2007
M.D. asks from Omaha, NE
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Does anyone have any suggestions on a Easter egg hunt for children with color blindness. My nephew is 9 and we are having an Easter egg hunt. I want him to be able to have fun and not be left out.

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answers from Sioux City on

it depends on what colors he see because i'm also colored blind i get my blue and greens mixed up and it also hard to tell the differance between bright colors also. i have to ask my husband if the clothes i pick out for the the girls for school match cuz there are times where i will grab a blue shirt and green pants and i will think they match but my husband tells me no. my point is make them colors that he can see and knows so that way he can find them and he will have fun. you could alse make them bright colors so he can see them.

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answers from Des Moines on

Maybe if you decorate eggs, you can paint stripes and polka dots in opposing shades so the patterns stand out. Or maybe use stickers like stars hearts, etc. Since he sees the world in shades of gray you probably want to make sure the shades on the egg are a light to dark contrast.

Happy hunting

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answers from Lincoln on

I seen some plastic eggs at wal-mart that have designs on them, like swirls and geometric shapes....he should beable to see the patterns on those without having to see colors. Thats allI can think of, good luck and Happy Easter!

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answers from Omaha on

Hi M.!
I have a friend with the same situation as yours. She got inventive and instead of real decorated eggs, she bought plastic ones and filled them with goodies. Here was her trick: she bought different sized eggs put letters with a permanent marker on them. She spelled out "HAPPY EASTER" and "WE LOVE YOU" on the eggs. She put one letter on each egg. The letter stood out against the bright colored eggs, her son was able to find the eggs and had fun figuring out the "coded" message. Everyone had fun and they've made this a tradition in the family. Just another idea, hope it helps! And God bless!!

Just Me!

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answers from Billings on

Hope this isn't too late for this Easter, but wouldn't it be wonderful to have very striking black and white jazzy eggs!!! If you're celebrating the "reason for the season", you can incorporate a greate deal of symbolism into black and white design. I'm not familiar with color blind disorders, but do neon colors make any difference? The tradition of "hiding" an egg inside of a cloth is symbolic of "finding the empty tomb" for Jewish children, if I have my 'sater' right. Hope any of this is helpful :]



answers from Omaha on

Instead of the traditional Easter egg hunt- make it an Easter scavenger hunt! Depending on the ages of other children this is how we used to do it in our family! Make up a sheet filled with clues for the older children and send them on their own hunt. (for example: in the far corner of the yard; on the fourth branch from the bottom...) you can do an easier hunt for the younger ones where all the eggs are easily found. We had so many children at Easter that we had to separate the age groups or else it wasn't fair. Just an idea.....



answers from Des Moines on

Is he totally color blind or just a couple of colors. If he isn't totally color blind he can still see colors he just may not be able to distinguish between blue and yellow or red and green. Find out and that way you can chose egg colors. If he is totally color blind then try to find eggs with pictures on them and hide some in plain sight.

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