Number Beanbag Toss Activity

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Updated on Aug 14, 2013

Encourage your preschooler to learn numbers and practice counting while she improves her hand-eye coordination with this super-fun beanbag toss. Whether you play inside or outside, your child will have a blast tossing her way to number knowledge. It's even more fun to play with a large crowd of friends or family so gather up your loved ones and start playing.

What You Need:

  • Beanbags
  • Markers
  • Paper tape
  • Number stencils (1-10)
  • Construction paper

What You Do:

  1. Help your child create one number on each sheet of construction paper, using stencils. There should be 10 numbers, representing the numbers 1-10.
  2. Have her color in the numbers using the markers so they are easy to see from a distance.
  3. Place the numbered sheets of paper on the ground in a hopscotch, or ladder-like shape in ascending order, with larger numbers at the top of the ladder.
  4. Tape the sheets of paper down so they don't move.
  5. Place the beanbags on the floor at the base of the number ladder. Time to play!
  6. Have the participants stand in front of the number ladder. Ask them to name the numbers that they see inside each of the squares.
  7. Hand the first child a beanbag and ask her to throw it to the highest number that they can. Have her call out the number her beanbag lands on.
  8. Have her hop on each number counting up to the number her beanbag landed on, pick up her beanbag and hop back, calling out the numbers along the way.
  9. Continue until all of the kids have a turn.
  10. For a more challenging game, add more numbers and keep track of who accumulates the most points from landing beanbags on the higher numbers.

Helpful Tip: If you're traveling, skip the paper and markers and just use chalk!