Kidscape aka inkscape child friendly version(olpc): https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/170488 please cc yourself to this bug, and comment as appropriate.
== Using gradients ==
''Is there a way to render gradients using the fill color? For example, if the child's XO fill color is red, I would like to render an activity icon using a red gradient.''
Here is an example of one way to do this by overlaying a gradient over the data-driven XO stroke and fill colors: