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!