Equipment: Bean bags
Space requirements: Small space, open space
- Have the children set up in a small circle. There should be 4-6 children in each group to allow for increased participation. If there are more children, use multiple circles.
- Two children on opposite sides of the circle each hold a bean bag.
- To start, each child with a bean bag passes it around the circle in the same direction.
- The object is to try and stop one bean bag from catching up to the other bean bag.
- Physical skills: sending and receiving an object; eye-hand coordination
- Non-physical skills: critical thinking; cooperation; sharing
Adjust the challenge:
- Use only one bean bag and have children work on successfully passing it around the circle without it dropping.
- Add more bean bags.
- Try passing the bean bag a different way such as using only one hand, in an over-under pattern or using your feet.
Activity modified from: Sudbury Children’s Services Physical Activity Resource Guide for Child Care Centres