A Bag of Fun is a backpack filled to the brim with toys and games that are hand-picked for each child, taking into consideration their developmental age, gender, treatment plan, and interests.

Each Bag of Fun has:

  • 2 – 3 games/toys that can be played with others, encouraging socialization
  • 2 – 3 games/toys that are manipulative, enhancing fine and gross motor skills
  • 2 – 3 games/toys that are educational, encouraging cognitive thinking
  • 2 – 3 games/toys that can be played while alone, encouraging individual expression
  • 2 – 3 games/toys that are just plain silly, encouraging laughter
  • 1 item that is soothing and/or cuddly, giving comfort
  • 1 electronic device, such as a kindle fire or kindle kids
  • An amazon gift card so play can begin immediately
  • Each bag is valued at $475

The Effects of Play Therapy and Bags of Fun.

Quality study conducted by Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

  • 78% agree that the Bag of Fun helped motivate him/her to continue through treatment.
  • 98% felt that the Bag of Fun helped parents feel less isolated because others are thinking of them and their children.
  • 88% agreed that playing with their child reinforced that he/she is a child first, not just a patient.
  • 91% agreed that engaging in play with their child provided a distraction for the parent as a caregiver from the stress of the illness.
  • 87% of participants believed that playing with items in the bag helped their child cope and maintain some normalcy during treatments.
  • 83% agree that the Bag of Fun distracted their child from negative side effects of hospitalization/treatment, like pain, nausea, fear and anxiety.