Bean Bag Toss
Toddlers are working on building coordination of their movements and love using their whole body to perform a task. Setting up a bean bag toss station is a simple way to allow these needs within the container of the home.
Improving upper body strength, hand-eye coordination, and spatial awareness while practicing taking turns.
- 4-6 bean bags, socks or balls, or doubled ziplock bags
- Laundry basket (you can also use a cardboard box, bucket or hula hoop.)
- Place the basket a few feet away from the bean bags
- Mark a throwing line on the floor using tape (or chalk if you’re outside)
- Give your child their set of bean bags
- Model for your child a safe and gentle toss
- Take turns throwing the bean bags into the basket
- When all of the bags are in the basket, help your child lift and empty the basket
- Add more baskets, move them farther away or place at different heights, for a more challenging game.
- Use this as an opportunity to practice counting by counting aloud together as you take your turn