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Bean Bags

You can make your own beanbags very quickly and enjoy a fun bean bag game with your child in no time.

What you’ll need:

  • some scrap fabric (2 pieces of 5" x 5" works great)
  • needle and thread (or sewing machine)
  • bag of dried beans

What to do:

  1. Sew (with a machine or by hand) the fabric together around all 4 sides, leaving about 2 inches of it un-sewn.
  2. Turn it inside out and fill with as many beans as you like.
  3. Stitch those last 2" inches of fabric together to close it up.
  4. That’s it. You’ve got yourself a bean bag!

Make a few and start a game with your preschooler. Hang a bell or some type of bulls-eye on the branch of a tree or the bar of a swing set. Try to ring the bell or hit the bulls-eye with your bean bags and keep score of who gets the most rings or hits.