Bean bags are a versatile prop that can be used for downright fun and pleasure, but can also be used for targeting goal areas. Bear Paw Creek’s bean bags come in square or textured and are great for inside or outdoors use. Come with a drawstring bag for storage and are machine washable.
GOAL AREAS TO CONSIDER:
Spatial awareness and spacial concepts
Cognitive – literacy, colors, body parts
Creativity, self esteem
Square Bean Bags- $18
They are made from a soft poplin fabric and includes two of each primary color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Great for catching, color recognition, and many other games.
Textured Bean Bags – $20
The textured bean bags include two of each texture: fur, corduroy, slippery, rough/stiff, velour, and soft. They also include a drawstring bag for storage. My music therapist sister, Kathy Schumacher MT-BC, came up with the idea of creating textured bean bags. She says, “Textured bean bags were made for several individuals who are vision impaired. Having various textures gives them an opportunity to be empowered through making meaningful choices. The textured bean bags can also be used as a tactile matching game for individuals with and without a vision impairment. For kids who have issues with sensory integration, exposure to a variety of textures is beneficial.”
All are filled with with plastic pellets that are CPSIA compliant and are machine washable and include a drawstring storage bag.