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Baby Bean Toss

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Baby Bean Toss Kamuelaboy

A fun game to enhance baby’s throwing skills using  soft bean bag.

Materials Needed:

  • Bean Bags (minimum 2).
  • Bucket (or) box .

What to do:

  • Place a large box (or) bucket on the ground.
  • Explain to baby that they need to try and throw the bean bag into the box/bucket. Show them.
  • Stand baby near the box and give them a bean bag.
  • Guide their hand for the first few times as they are throwing the beanbag into the bucket.
  • Provide lots of encouragement.
  • If baby continually misses stand them closer to the box. Even if they just “drop it” into the box it’s fine.

Hints and Tips:

  • Instead of using bean bags, you could use plastic lightweight balls.
  • Make your own bean bags – sew material together to make a square pouch (leaving one side open), add bean/rice inside and sew the remaining side that was open.
  • For a party game – reward a prize to the child that gets it in.
  • As your baby gets older, make circles on the ground using string, which your baby can throw into.
  • As baby gets better move baby further away from the box as they throw the bean bag in.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 1 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Understands many more words than can say.
    - Can follow a broader range of instructions.
    - Is able to hold two items in each hand at the same time.
    - Can bend over to pick up objects from the floor.
    - Plays alongside rather than with another child.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Manipulative Play
  • Interest Areas: Toy Table
  • Games Categories: Family Games, Gross Motor Skills, Indoor Games, Manipulation Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO3 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Well Being

    3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

    4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people place technologies and natural and processed materials

Created On December 31, 2014 Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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