Sunday, August 5, 2012

Our Bean Bag Olympic Training

Our Olympian podiums.

Last week we practiced some bean bag fun. Here is a list of some of the 'challenges' we handed out:
  • Toss your bean bag up & catch it
  • Toss the beanbag and clap 1 time and catch it
  • Toss it, clap 2 times and catch & 3 times, etc How high can you go?
  • Throw the bean bag under 1 leg and catch with the other hand
  • Now switch legs
  • Throw the bean bag up, jump 1 time and catch it.
  • Now jump 2 times, etc. How high can you go?
  • Try to catch with just your right hand.
  • Now just your left hand
  • Balance it on a foot, toss it up and catch it
  • Now switch to the other foot.
  • Put a beanbag on your shoulder and run without letting it fall. (This became a relay game.)
  • Can you throw it up and catch it behind your back?
  • Can you run with it on your head?
What we learned:
  1. Fine motor skills
  2. Social skills
  3. Spacial awareness
  4. Counting
  5. Color recognition
  6. Physical development
More beanbag fun coming up this summer......... 


  1. I love all the ways you found to help kids learn and stay active using bean bags!

  2. Thanks for reading my blog! Hope you have a great rest of the summer :)