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BEAN BAG GAMES
MAKING SIMPLE BEAN BAGS
ZIP-LOCK BAGS
Fill pint sized resealable bags with cotton balls, felt scraps or other safe filler items.
 
FELT BAGS
Cut out 4 x 8 rectangles from felt.
Fold them to form squares.
Sew two sides on each.
Fill with small beans.
Sew up remaining side.
BEAN BAG GAMES
TOSSING GAMES
Toss bags into a basket or box.
Toss bags into a hula hoop laid on the floor.
Toss them through a Hula Hoop or frame held upright.

Draw a fish on each of four or five paper plates and lay them on the floor.  Children toss bean bags on the plates to “catch” a fish.

Hold onto a towel with your child.  Place a bean bag in the center of the towel.  Toss the bag up by raising and lowering the towel with your child.


THROWING GAMES
Throw bags at stuffed animals.
Throw bags through hula hoops held side ways.
Throw bags at a bell tied up high and able to ring when hit.

CATCHING GAMES
Toss bags to children for them to catch.
Have children toss bags at each other to catch.

FOOT GAME
Sit on chair and place bag on outstretched feet. Toss bag from one foot to the other.
Or stand up and place bag on foot and swing it up so it can be caught by your hand.

PICK UP GAME
Scatter four or five bags on the floor. How many can your child pick up while you count to 10.

Have each child place a bean bag on her foot and try to toss it into a basket.

KICKING GAMES

  • Back and Forth – Pairs of children take a bean bag and kick it back and forth to each other.
  • Goal Post – Set up a pretend goal post (it can be anything).  Let each child have a turn kicking a bean bag towards the post.  The child who gets his bean bag the closest to the goal is the winner.