Bean Bag Toss

May 20th, 2010 by Dionna | 7 Comments
Posted in Children, Eclectic Learning, Preschoolers, Toddlers

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bean bags 1 In the rare moments that rocks and sticks don’t occupy your toddler’s time outside, here is a game that you can suggest. This game of Bean Bag Toss works on eye/hand coordination, gross motor skills, and you can even add in a review of shapes for good measure. All you need is sidewalk chalk and bean bags (or something you can throw that won’t roll).

Grab some sidewalk chalk and ask your toddler to name some shapes. We drew circles, squares, and triangles. Explain that the object of the game is to toss the bean bags into the shape. Then take turns throwing the bean bags. Super easy!

Be sure to let your toddler improvise on the rules if he so chooses. If he wants to throw backwards, set the bean bags along the edge of the shapes, or just take the sidewalk chalk and color – that’s ok! You’ve given him some tools, now let him use his imagination. Follow your child’s lead in play.

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7 Responses to:
"Bean Bag Toss"

  1. ha ha! the yoga activity I posted for tomorrow is a bean bag toss!

  2. Great advice. Just give kids the tools and they’ll do the work. (P.S. There’s nothing more fun the sidewalk chalk!)

  3. Melodie   bfmom

    Bean bags are one toy I have never owned for my kids but wish I had. I think I have always wanted to make them myself so refuse to buy some, but the problem is I keep never getting around to making any! Argh! Great idea. I love bean bags. Maybe I should go on Etsy and just get some already!

  4. Christie - Childhood 101   childhood101

    I bought the material to make some beanbags a while ago and must get around to making them very, very soon! Maybe tomorrow. That will be my goal.

  5. This is a great activity. Can be used with all ages too. I use it in my classroom (with 5&6 year olds) and give each section points that they must add up to determine their score.
    From Alissa@ Excuse Me Mrs.C!

  6. That looks like a lot of fun, and something that can be modified for older kids too – looks like bean bags are on my list of things to find (I’m sure they’re in the toy cupboard somewhere…)

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