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VIDEO: Grocery Bag “Koosh” Ball

Here’s another idea for a prop to use for movement to music or exercise, made with materials you probably already have on hand. (That means it’s FREE!!) When you’re done, you’ll have a lightweight, squishy ball that is easy to grab and throw, even for older adults with decreased hand and arm strength. (My 12-month-old loves it, too!)

This awesome idea comes from Peggy Lewis, my activity director friend who is full of great ideas for multi-sensory activities for people with dementia. She is the same activity director behind the post on indoor snow I shared last winter. 

For this project you’ll need a few plastic grocery sacks, a rubber band, and a pair of scissors. Watch this short video for the how-to:

Once you have your grocery bag balls made, you can pick out some great music for movement and exercise and try it out with this baseball-themed activity. Then, please come back here and let me know what you think!

6 comments… add one
  • Love this – recycle, no cost, fun! Thanks so much for sharing. The video was a big help, too!

    • soundscapemusictherapy

      Isn’t it a great idea? I’m so grateful for Peggy sharing it with me 🙂

  • Amy

    This is great – thanks for the idea and the video!!

    • soundscapemusictherapy

      You’re welcome! I hope it works well for you.

  • This is great, Rachelle! And I am totally thinking more for my own kiddos since I don’t really work with a population that would appreciate this right now. Thanks for sharing!

    • soundscapemusictherapy

      You’re welcome! I think this is great for kids, too. Anything this super-cheap is definitely great to try!

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