Do you find yourself looking for an app that is more fun to play with others than alone? Then this is the app for you. A spin-off of 20 questions with more than 100 adorable graphics, this app provides many levels of difficulty so people of all ages can play against each other. Use the "Bag Game" during long car rides, waiting at a restaurant or doctor's office, or any other time you are looking for a fun way to keep kids engaged with one another.
"Bag Game" is also ideal for use in small educational or therapy groups to address:
-Impulse control because the “hider” can’t give away the answer while others are trying to guess
-Theory of Mind skills because one needs to think about what others might be familiar with to keep it fair
-Attending to other’s questions and guesses when played in a group
It is also great for addressing speech-language goals, such as:
-Categorization because all of the graphics are bundled by category, subcategories are also included
-Verbal description skills in a fun and engaging way
-Question-asking skills. Sample questions are even included in the app itself
-Deductive reasoning skills when played like 20 questions
-Other early reasoning skills; such as, same/different and salience by using the graphics alone
-Short term auditory memory skills – making mental pictures
Occupational therapists can use Bag Game for:
-Visual scanning activity; when kids choose an item to hide
-Visual memory challenge; it can be hard to remember the item that was actually hidden
-Motor planning; kids act out the item they hide in the bag. It's especially challenging to add action to an immobile object (e.g. how would you act out a hot dog? Would you BE the hot dog or demonstrate EATING a hot dog?)
-Representational drawing; kids choose an item to hide in the bag then draw it until others guess what it is
• Bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Awesome App for both receptive and expressive language -
As a parent and a speech-language pathologist, I am always on the lookout for apps that are usable with two or more people. I don't want apps that kids can loose themselves in and ignore the world around them. This is a wonderful app. I love how you can modify the game. All the kids I work with, as well as my own children, love this app. The person taking a turn, picks an item, and hides it. I ask that they tell 5 details about the item (starting with the most salient / important). The communicative partner then has to guess. Great verbal organization, language processing. Can work on wh questions with it. I love it. If I would change anything, I would love an option to create your own words / items to hide in the bag. Love it!!!
I just revisited this app with my husband. it seemed too hard at first. Realize its meant to be played by two people. We stuck with just one category, practiced the names of each item, thought of and practiced questions that helped to narrow down the possibilities (so ignored the given questions). So with modifications, I saw this work well for visual memory, short term or working memory, strategizing, practice with question asking, and word finding. It was fun for both of us. You can add your own pictures if desired. Also, greater modifications in approach could be made. for example, just pick two or three pictures to work with.
Fantastic app, especially for speech/language therapy!
This is such a versatile little app! As a speech-language pathologist, I’ve used it with a wide variety of ages. It’s a simple app, but you can do so much with it. It does take two people to play (which is part of the beauty of it), so it easily facilitates expressive and receptive language within a social context. Great for working on descriptions, categories, naming, reasoning/problem-solving, memory, etc. Being able to customize the pictures can make it more meaningful for students/patients.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.