As much as my children love their toys I’ve found we can often have just as much fun with toys which cost pennies. This week my 4 year old has spent hours on his cardboard box city and today I wanted to share our no sew bean bags with you.
Materials needed to make no sew bean bags:
Duck or duct tape
Craft seal-able bags
How to make no sew bean bags:
I bought a bag of lentils from my local health shop and divided it into three craft bags. I did this just in case my no sew bean bags split – can you imagine a bag of lentils all over the floor!
Cover each craft bag with colourful duck tape, making sure there are no holes.
Set up a bucket, cupcake tin, or upturned stool (like we did) and challenge your children to try and hit the bucket or throw the bean bag into the cupcake tin. This is a great activity for hand eye co-ordination. I found my 3 year old just loved to throw the bean bags around but my 4 year old really wanted to hit the target and kept trying until he could do it.
We added a couple of lines on the floor with washi tape so they had a line to stand behind and a couple of lines to aim for, with different points for reaching each one.
This is an inexpensive activity but one which they really enjoyed.
Once again I have joined up with some other parent bloggers to share some fun indoor play ideas if the bad weather is keeping you indoors. Check out the other play ideas here: Betsy’s Photography, Growing Book by Book, Creekside Learning, Sight and Sound Reading, Bare Feet on the Dashboard, This Reading Mama, Study at Home Mama & What do we do all day?