When I put up the post about the washable bean bags that I had made with hubby for Christmas Papgena from Papgena made it asked a very interesting questions:
What are they good for? What can kids do with them?
To some of you this question might sound strange.
But not to me - I totally understand.
There are no bean bags around here in Germany.
And apparently also in other european countries.
Before I started blogging I had never heard of them. And when I did hear of them - or rather read about them - for the first time I had exactly the same question.
What are they good for?
They are just a little cushion thingy with beans - what can they be used for?
Why would kids play with them?
Now I really love them. I like that they are so called OPEN TOYS - which means that they can be used for ANYTHING a kid can think of!
Of course they are awesome for throwing!!! :-)
And - the mommy likes that - they can be heated up and used for tummy aches! Much better than those big water bottles!
They can also be used for pillows ... but also for things like pretend-playfood for example.
Yes, I KNOW it does not look like play food.
That is the PRETEND part in it! ;-)
And it is good for kids to actually USE their imagination ....
Anyway, there are soooo many things that they can be used for ... so guys, help me out here and comment and tell what uses you can think of or your kids have shown you. Also of course if you have made beanbags before or know a link ... please share!
I hope we get a nice collection of uses for bean bags together to convince all Germans/ Europeans that they are an awesome toy and start a new trend overhere! :-)