Make Your Own Bean Bags
Step 2: What you need-
- dry beans or rice (one type or a variety)
- a tape measure or ruler
- zip top bags (I used quart size)
- and duct tape (optional)
**Note: It has been 5 years since I made these bean bags, and they are still intact!
Super simple. All you need is a cardboard box and a marker. I added a math element by labeling each flap with ‘5’ and writing ’10’ in the bottom of the box.
Each time the bean bag landed on a flap, the child tossing earned 5 points. If the bag landed in the box, 10 points were earned.
We wrote each person’s score on our chalk board and added up the totals as we went. (Great practice in counting by 5s and 10s!)
Enjoy your time at home!
My Bored Toddler says
These are great. I love bean bag activities but never thought to make my own. Thanks for sharing on #ToddlerFunFriday
Thanks for the opportunity to link up. Making bean bags is so easy! I hope you get the chance to try it. 🙂
Impressive article and I like it.
This was a good idea! I am the director of a summer camp and I had a variation I thought was worth sharing. I bought the quart bags and a huge bag of rice. I filled each bag with a cup of rice then folded it so it made a square about 5" on each side. I taped it together with packing tape along the edges so it would stay a square. I then took various colored duck tapes and my campers taped over the entire bag. They are VERY durable. This will be perfect for the boys in my camp (ages 5-10) to throw in and through things- we are currently doing Olympic Games week and figured we'd throw in some bean bag tossing. =)
THAT is awesome! Great variation for moms and teachers who don't sew! I bet your version is water proof-also wonderful and opens up a whole new group of ideas for playing with the bags. Thank you so much for sharing here.
Jamie Forrester says
Just wanted to share that my boys love the bean bags! We use them for all kinds of activities! We even use them with our Speech therapist for my youngest! So Thank you again!!
Thanks, Jamie! I am so glad to know they have lasted. Our's have too, so I was hopeful they were sturdy enough. It's so great to know that your boys are enjoying them. Maybe I will have to give away some more! 🙂 Take care!
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Thanks, John. I appreciate you taking the time to share.
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Jamie F says
We use the infant toddler, and preschool ideas! I love your site! The tips ideas, projects my kids love your site too! 🙂
Love your ideas, and this one is another great one! Thanks for the tutorial; I have been wanting bean bags for a while now, too.
rhema1982, I am sorry that my previous comment did not reach you. Please email me your info where you would like me to send you your bean bags and your bean bag color choices (from the picture above in this post). I will send you 3 of your choice. Thanks for commenting and I look forward to sending you your bean bags!
How easy we're those bean bags! Although with 1 year old twins I can never find the time to get out my sewing machine. I love your blog, I use the infant and toddler activities the most right now. Their are so e really good ideas for my babies. We just did the tape ball the other day, they loved it!
Mary, I am sorry that my previous comment did not reach you. Please email me your info where you would like me to send you your bean bags and your bean bag color choices (from the picture above in this post). I will send you 3 of your choice. Thanks for commenting and I look forward to sending you your bean bags!