40 Fun Bean Bag Activities for Kids That will make you surprise

Bean bags are for more than just sitting and lounging around. They are versatile playthings that can keep your little ones entertained for hours. Whether you have a small toddler or a school-going kid, there’s something for everyone.

In this article, we’ve assembled 40 exciting bean bag activities that your kids will love. From tossing and catching to balancing and racing, these games are guaranteed to bring a smile to your child’s face. 

Amazing Bean Bag Activities

Bean Bag Toss

Create a target on a wall or a cardboard box and challenge your child to toss the bean bag into the target. You can add multiple targets or move them further away to make it more challenging. Don’t be surprised if your child becomes a bean bag toss champion!

Balancing Act

Please have your child place a bean bag on their head and walk a straight line without dropping it. You can increase the difficulty level by adding obstacles or turning it into a relay race. This activity is a great way to improve your child’s balance and coordination.

Hot Potato

Turn up the music and have your child pass the bean bag around. When the music stops, whoever is holding the bean bag is out. This classic game is always a hit with kids and is a great way to get them moving.

Bean Bag Bowling

Line up empty bottles or cans and have your child knock them down with the bean bag. This fun twist on traditional bowling is a great way to improve your child’s hand-eye coordination.

Hopscotch

Use bean bags instead of rocks to play this classic game. Your child can toss the bean bag onto the designated square before hopping over it. This is a fun way to get your child moving and practicing their jumping skills.

Scavenger Hunt

Hide bean bags around the house or yard and have your child find them all. Make it more challenging by giving clues or adding a time limit. This activity is a great way to improve your child’s problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

Obstacle Course

Set up an obstacle course with cones, hoops, and other objects. Have your child complete the course while carrying a bean bag. This activity is a fun way to challenge your child’s agility and balance.

Tic Tac Toe

Draw a tic tac toe board on the ground and have your child toss the bean bag onto the squares. The first player to get three in a row wins. This is a fun way to introduce your child to the classic tic-tac-toe game.

Relay Race

Divide into teams and have each player carry a bean bag while running a designated distance. The team that finishes first wins. This activity is a great way to get your child active and improve their teamwork skills.

Juggling

Teach your child the art of juggling using bean bags. Start with one and work your way up to more. This activity is a great way to improve your child’s hand-eye coordination and is sure to impress their friends.

Bean Bag War

Get ready to rumble! Divide into teams and launch a bean bag war. Kids can channel their inner ninjas and throw the bean bag at the other team without getting hit themselves. Whoever gets hit gets out!

Simon Says

Turn up the fun with a classic game of Simon Says using bean bags as props. Simon can get creative, like “Simon says toss your bean bag in the air and catch it behind your back” or “Simon says balance your bean bag on your nose!”

Horseshoes

Put a new spin on the classic game of horseshoes by using bean bags instead. Your child can toss the bean bag onto a designated target or get creative and make their target.

Musical Chairs

Shake things up by swapping chairs for bean bags in this classic game. Kids can sit on the bean bag while the music plays and scramble to find a new bean bag when the music stops.

Football Toss

Get your little quarterback ready for game day with a bean bag football toss. Please have your child toss the bean bag to a partner or a target, practicing their throwing skills.

Pictionary

Combine art and toss skills with this fun game of Pictionary. Draw words or phrases on a board or paper and have your child throw the bean bag onto the correct answer to score points.

Bean Bag Tag

Add a new element of fun to tag with a bean bag. Whoever is labeled with the bean bag is “it.” Kids can dodge, duck, and throw their way to victory!

Basketball Toss

This bean bag basketball toss lets your child shoot hoops indoors or outdoors. Have them toss the bean bag into a basket or a ring, practicing their shooting skills.

Memory Game

Challenge your child’s memory by placing bean bags in a pattern and having them try to remember and repeat the way. Add more bean bags for a more significant challenge!

Blindfolded Toss

Up the ante and add a new difficulty level with this blindfolded toss game. Blindfold your child and have them try to toss the bean bag into a target. Can they beat the challenge?

Bean Bag Baseball Blitz

Use bean bags instead of balls to play this classic game. Your child can toss the bean bag to their teammate, who then hits it with a bat made of cardboard or foam. Don’t be surprised if the “ball” doesn’t go far!

Alphabet Toss

Call out a letter of the alphabet and have your child toss the bean bag onto a designated letter. See if they can spell out their name or other fun words!

Twister with a Twist

Use bean bags instead of colored dots to play this classic game. Your child can place their hands and feet on the bean bags while trying to avoid falling over. And if they do fall over? Well, it’s all part of the fun!

Frisbee Golf with a Bean Bag

Use bean bags instead of discs to play this classic game. Your child can toss the bean bag into a basket or a target. Watch out for pesky trees or bushes that might get in the way!

Bean Bag Pong

Set up cups in a triangle formation and have your child toss the bean bag into the cups. Make it even more exciting by adding different point values to each cup!

Stack It Up and Don’t Let It Fall

Stack bean bags on top of each other and have your child try to balance as many as they can without them falling over. It’s like playing Jenga but with bean bags!

Pass the Bag

Sit in a circle and have your child pass the bean bag to their neighbor while music plays. Whoever is holding the bean bag when the music stops is out. Just be careful not to throw it too hard!

Obstacle Course Race with a Bean Bag Twist

Set up an obstacle course with cones, hoops, and other objects. Have your child race through the system while carrying a bean bag. Time them to see if they can beat their previous record!

Bean Bag Darts

Use a board with numbered sections and have your child toss the bean bag onto a designated number. See who can score the most points!

Memory Toss Challenge

Place several bean bags in a bag and have your child reach in, feel around, and try to guess how many are in the bag. Add excitement by timing them and seeing who can think of the closest number!

Slam Dunkin’ Bean Bags

Your child can perfect their hoop skills by tossing the bean bag into a basket or a hoop. It’s like they’re playing in the big leagues but with a little extra cushion!

Take Aim, Fire!

Draw some targets and have your child aim for the bull’s eye with the bean bag. With some practice, they’ll be a sharp shooter in no time!

Ice Hockey? No, Bean Bag Hockey!

Play a fun game of hockey but with bean bags instead of pucks. Your child can use a broom or a stick to hit the bean bag and score goals.

High-Five Toss

It’s time to get the rhythm going! Stand facing your child, clap your hands, and toss the bean bag back and forth. Every time you catch the bag, give each other a high-five!

Limbo and Toss

Can your child limbo? Challenge them to do it while holding a bean bag! They must toss the bag onto a designated target whenever they make it under the stick.

Basket Catch Relay

Your child can toss the bean bag into a basket or a box and try to catch it as it comes out the other side. It’s a great game to play with friends or siblings in a relay format.

Bean Bag Battle Royale

It’s time to face off! Divide into teams and have a bean bag battle. Each team tries to knock the other team’s bean bags off a designated target. The team with the most bean bags at the end wins!

Bean Bag Baseball Sprint

Divide into two teams and have each player carry a bean bag while running a designated distance. Pass the bag to the next person on your team until everyone has run their turn. The team that finishes first wins!

Backward Over The Shoulder

Challenge your child to toss the bean bag over their shoulder and hit a target without looking! It’s a fun game to practice hand-eye coordination.

Hop, Skip, and Toss!

Use bean bags instead of rocks to play hopscotch. Your child can toss the bean bag onto the designated square before hopping over it. Get creative and make up your hopscotch patterns!

Bean bags are a fun and versatile tool for playtime with your kids. The possibilities are endless, whether tossing and catching, balancing, or racing. These 40 bean bag activities are just the tip of the iceberg. So, grab some bean bags and get ready to bounce and giggle with your little ones!

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