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Affordable Unique Flexible Seating Options that can work in EVERY classroom

Flexible seating has been around now for years…are you a fan? Here are 5 options and just what makes them great. Analyzing the pros and cons before jumping in is SO important!

What works for your class may not work in others! Check out options and set up procedure if flexible seating is something you want to try.

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Stability Balls


  • allows movement for students
  • lots of colors/style


  • the space (tough to store!)
  • constant movement can be distracting
I love these because they are CHEAPER than full size! (Red was cheapest color!) and sit lower to ground for younger studetnts!

Lap Desks

*tip* Look for Lap Desks with pencil “grooves” or attachments for writing utensils or a stylus. SUPER helpful!


  • portable
  • lightweight to carry from place to place
  • automatically sets up a boundary/space for the student (I find individual work time that students like this)
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  • odd shape (not stackable)
  • quality varies with price – some last longer than others
Great affordable option less than $10

Floor Seats


  • easy to store!
  • carrying straps
  • multiple seating positions
  • take up very little space!


  • price! Unfortunately padded ones are on the higher end unless you have younger students who can use Scoop Rockers (see below!)
Scoop Rockers are a more affordable choice and come in packs of 6!

Fold Up Chairs

I know you read that and thought NO WAY but these kind definitely have perks! I personally use these for company in my own house and love how they fold up and store away!


  • easy to store!
  • small
  • perfect for little bodies (but still hold weight)


  • not really sure…I love this as an option for a classroom and how it doesn’t look traditional “fold up chair style”

Stacking Stools

Such a lifesaver! I love these metal (always metal!) stools for their sturdiness and ability to work in any area!


  • comes in packs
  • great value
  • sturdy construction (metal versions!)
  • easy to store/stack


  • some colors are more expensive than others


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