Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Toddler Activity: Bean Bags

Playing with beanbags is a favorite activity at my house and one that can be adapted so that it's enjoyable for all ages.

What you need:

*bucket or basket
*beanbags-- I made some of ours and others were given to me. 

Beanbags are super simple to make:

  • Cut a rectangle of fabric.
  • Sew the sides to create a bag.
  • Fill with beans or rice.
  • Sew the top edge closed.
  • That's it!

Younger toddlers enjoy dropping the beanbags in the bucket and then dumping them out to start all over again.  Older toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy actually throwing the beanbags to the bucket and may like a little more challenge. Older children often require a few more boundaries and guidelines as they can easily become more carried away! There are so many ways you can add variation to this game.

I keep the beanbags in the bucket and pull this out for a fun activity every so often. It's always a hit!

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