WATERTOWN (CBS) – Students at Perkins School for the Blind, used a “beep” coming from brightly colored, battery operated eggs, to helped them track down their prizes at the school’s second annual Easter egg hunt.

About 70 students and their families came out to enjoy the egg hunt hosted by the Massachusetts Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired, and Perkins.
With beeps coming from each egg, the playground area sounded like a field of chirping crickets.

In Photos: Perkins’ Easter Egg Hunt

Steve Rothstein, President of the Perkins School for the Blind says when it comes to an event like this, the fact that students are blind, deaf, or in a wheelchair doesn’t matter.

“They’re kids. We believe our kids can do anything other kids can do. It just has to be adapted in some way,” he said.

Student, Beck Schutte says the beeping made finding the eggs a piece of cake.

“The eggs are beeping so I know where they are. So I can find them easily,” he said.

Finding the eggs was so easily, in fact, Beck managed to find one of the coveted golden eggs. He says he climbed the tires and felt the texture of the egg, which had sparkle glitter on it, and knew right away.

“I think it’s amazing! Very excited,” he said of his discovery.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

Madison Logan, another one of the participants, described today as “double fun.”

More from WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe

At the same time, she seemed equally excited for another upcoming event. Madison was invited to take part in the White House’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.

“I’m sorry, I’m not going to go to school on this Monday,” she told WBZ-TV. “I’m going to the White House.”

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