Beanbag Games

Beanbags are quick and easy to make (and relatively cheap to buy), and you can play endless games with them, both indoors and out. We have some suggestions below...

Beanbag Games

Beanbag Contest

Beanbag Contest

This game takes a little effort to set up, but the kids will have a lot of fun with it. It is obviously better on a dark evening!

Beanbag Cross Challenge

Beanbag Cross Challenge

This is a great game for a large gathering of children - you need at least one team of 8 (but of course two will make the challenge more fun), a fairly large space and a means of marking the ground

Beanbag Shapes

Beanbag Shapes

This is a fun way to reinforce your child's knowledge of shapes, colours and numbers. Play with one child or a group.

Beanbag Toss

Beanbag Toss

If you really want to keep the kids busy, why not get them to make their own beanbags first by sewing two small rectangles of scrap fabric together before stuffing with dried beans or lentils!

Football Beanbag

Football Beanbag

Make this football beanbag out of felt. It's fun for kids to make for the World Cup or perhaps as a gift for a friend, sibling or Dad on Father's Day.

Make A Beanbag Tossing Game

Make A Beanbag Tossing Game

This project is an excellent way for bored children to pass some time, as the planning and preparation of the game will take a while, and the game itself can be played on many different levels and

Otedama

Otedama

Otedama is a game played with are fabric beanbags (called ojami) which used to be sewn by grandmothers from silk kimono scraps.

Otedama Games

Otedama Games

Otedama is a traditional Japanese game for girls played with 5 small beanbags (or ojami.) The beanbags were often made by grandmothers with scraps of kimonos. Special otedama songs were used.

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