Published in March 2019 and updated in January 2020.
Our data doesn’t lie: The flexible seating boom is real. In 2010, only 2% of projects on DonorsChoose included flexible seating. By 2016, that number had risen to 14%! That makes it one of the most popular categories of resources requested on our site.
I firmly believe switching to flexible seating was the best decision I’ve ever made for my students. – Mrs. Jackson, Arizona
One wonderful thing about flexible seating is right in the name: it’s super flexible. That means there are tons of options for wobble stools, balance balls, bean bag chairs, and much more. And, of course, flexible seating shouldn’t look the same in first grade as it does in eleventh. To help narrow down the options, we looked at thousands of DonorsChoose requests for flexible seating to figure out what the most popular options are for teachers in each grade level.
Flexible Seating in Early Elementary (Grades pre-k-2)