Lily Anthony, activities assistant, helps resident Jean Litzsinger with the egg dyeing.

It’s a craft many of us are familiar with from childhood but one that all ages can enjoy.


Residents on the special care unit at Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri, had fun dyeing Easter eggs on April 19 with the help of activities staff. They used food coloring and rice to create a speckled effect on the eggs, which they dyed in plastic bags so the residents could get hands-on without getting messy!


The residents could then eat one of the eggs with their lunch that day if they chose, and the leftover eggs were left as table decorations over the Easter weekend.


“Our residents had a good time playing in the rice and choosing different color combinations for their eggs,” said Emily Knipe, activity director. “Residents, families and associates all loved having the eggs out on the tables over the holiday weekend.”

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