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Mystery Bag

People with dementia or Alzheimer's love the feel of these smooth wooden shapes. That natural interest leads to a variety of activities that challenge the senses with this classic Montessori activity..

The Mystery Bag consists of ten pairs of wooden shapes including cubes, rectangular cubes, prisms, spheres and egg shapes in a cloth bag. The experience of looking at a piece, interpreting it and then finding its match is very different than simply seeing the object. This activity provides a connection between the two. It stimulates the sense of touch by eliminating distractions and helps with cognitive function through the matching process.

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The person starts exploring the different shapes by placing them on templates and observe that the shapes take different forms depending which face is placed on the template. Once the person is familiar with the shapes we move to activities that involve touch alone. By placing the pieces in the bag and feeling them without seeing the shape, different areas of the brain are stimulated. The instructions detail how to guide the person to explore the pieces.

Package Includes: Mystery Bag with ten pairs of pieces, two cloth bags, two laminated templates and complete instructions.

Suitable For: A great activity for almost anyone with dementia or Alzheimer's.

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Glad we purchased.Review by A.W., Life Enrichment Coordinator
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
From starting this activity, by reaching into the bag to feel the smooth wooden pieces to matching up to the shape card, residents really enjoy this. (Posted on 7/4/2017)

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