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Bean Bag Throwing (Gross Motor)

Bean bag target toss

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Make two or more black beanbags with the child by filling a plastic sandwich bag with beans.  Place the filled bag into an old black sock and tie a knot.
  • Use a bucket/basket as your target
  • Stand two feet away from target and see if child can throw into the bucket
  • Stand on one foot and let child throw at target
  • Stand progressively further away from the target and see if target is hit
  • Make a goal of hitting the target seven times in a row without missing 
  • Save the bean bags for Activity 21 Month 9

Simplify

Use a laundry basket with a larger opening as your target for the bean bags.

Extend

Use a target bucket, basket, or towel with a narrower opening/surface to increase the difficulty and place target farther away

Materials

  • two re-sealable sandwich bags 
  • uncooked beans
  • two old black socks
  • bucket

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - Black
  • Number - Seven, 7
  • Alphabet Letters - J, I
  • Sense - Smell
  • Character Trait - Courage
  • Target Words - Long, Little, Short, Small

Monthly Proverb

Chinese - If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through

Did You Know?

"Before children enter elementary school, they must develop many linguistic and cognitive skills that will make later academic learning possible. By the age of five, however, children differ markedly in their success in reaching these developmental goals." Entwisle & Alexander, 1993

Books to Read

"The Little Engine That Could"
by Watty Piper, Illustrator Loren Long (Activity 12) (audiobook available)

"My Very First Mother Goose"
with Ioa Opie Editor and Rosemary Wells Illustrator (Activity 26)

"Of Colors and Things"
by Tana Hoban (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"America (My Country Tis of Thee)"
by the Hit Crew, Album: Drew’s Famous Music for Summer Games and Activities (Activity 13)

"Teeth"
by Willa Brigham, Album: Healthy Happy Habits (Activity 25)

"Miss Mary Mack"
by Ella Jenkins, Album: You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song (Activity 9)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Jack and Jill

(Activity 19 Month 9)

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.

Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.