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No-Sew DIY Bean Bags Kids Can Make

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These no-sew DIY bean bags are easy for kids to make, and offer so many possibilities for active playtime fun! Here is a simple step-by-step tutorial for making bean bags along with a list of activity ideas to explore. Wouldn’t these no-sew bean bags be a great addition for a school field day event, or an end of school year carnival?

These no-sew DIY bean bags are easy for kids to make, and offer so many possibilities for active playtime fun! Here is a simple step-by-step tutorial.

No-Sew DIY Bean Bags Kids Can Make

These no-sew DIY bean bags are easy for kids to make, and offer so many possibilities for active playtime fun! Here is a simple step-by-step tutorial.

To get started, first gather your materials.

  • balloons (2 per bean bag)
  • rice or small dried beans (such as lentils)
  • funnel
  • scissors
  • spoon or scoop

To start, fill up the balloon with rice. (Parents will probably need to help younger kids with this!)

These no-sew DIY bean bags are easy for kids to make, and offer so many possibilities for active playtime fun! Here is a simple step-by-step tutorial.

Attach the balloon to the end of a funnel, and invite the students to add a few scoops of rice into the balloon. It should be filled to be about the size of a lemon.

Then, tie off the balloon.

These no-sew DIY bean bags are easy for kids to make, and offer so many possibilities for active playtime fun! Here is a simple step-by-step tutorial.

Carefully remove the balloon from the funnel. Younger kids may need help tying the end of the balloon.

These no-sew DIY bean bags are easy for kids to make, and offer so many possibilities for active playtime fun! Here is a simple step-by-step tutorial.

Cut a second balloon in half, as shown. Use it to cover the tied off end of the first balloon. Now you are ready to play!

Some Ideas to Explore:

  • Use sidewalk chalk to draw a bull’s eye target. Students can practice their addition by keeping score!
  • Set up some paper cups into a pyramid (carnival style) for students to take turns to see how many they can knock down.
  • Practice juggling!
  • Group students into pairs. Have a throwing contest outside. How many times they can pass the bean bag back and forth without letting it touch the ground?

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