SparKits

Beanbag Toss

Companion Page

Let's Begin

Beanbag Toss Materials

Gather Materials

Snack-sized baggies
Masking or other heavy tape
Markers in a variety of colors
Dry rice
5 small buckets or containers

Beanbag Toss - Step 1

Step 1

Start by filling the baggies almost full with rice, leaving the top inch or two of the bag unfilled to apply the tape after it is sealed shut.

Beanbag Toss - Step 2

Step 2

Once the bag has the right amount of rice, seal it shut. Then wrap tape around the sealed top of the bag to make it more secure for tossing.

Beanbag Toss - Step 3

Step 3

Now, write the number “1” on a bag, then the number “2” on another bag, and so on until you have five bean bags each with a number 1-5.

Beanbag Toss - Step 4

Step 4

Finally, line up the small containers either in a horizontal line in front of your child and have them toss the beanbags into the containers in order 1-5.

CDC Milestones

Curious about your child’s development? All children develop at their own pace, but the Center for Disease Control’s developmental milestones can be a helpful guideline. Here are a few examples:

Infants
1-year-old
  • Shows fear in some situations
  • Puts things in a container, takes things out of a container
  • Looks at the right picture or thing when it’s named
Toddlers
18-months-old
  • Explores alone but with parent close by
  • Can follow 1-step verbal commands without any gestures
  • Drinks from a cup
Preschoolers
2-years-old
  • Shows more and more independence
  • Knows names of familiar people and body parts
  • Might use one hand more than the other

Additional family resources

Early Childhood Alliance Logo
Bright by Text Logo
211 Logo
Early Learning with ECA

Learning begins at birth. ECA provides foundations for learning, starting with age-appropriate experiences for infants, toddlers, and preschool. ECA also offers a range of family support programs that encourage family involvement with children’s learning.

Free tips and learning games

This free texting service provides quality, developmental information for parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age eight right to your phone. Messages include research-based, age-appropriate content from national experts, along with local updates of events and resources.

Free resources at your library

Your local library has many resources for you as a parent as well as for your child. We encourage you to take advantage of all they have to offer. For an online list of libraries by city, go to publiclibraries.com/state

Find help in your community

Dial 2-1-1 or 1-877-502-0700 for free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral assistance. Trained 2-1-1 Specialists can connect you to local organizations that can assist you with food, housing, health care, transportation, education and more.

Use of the materials described above are done so at your own risk and any children interacting with these materials should do so only under close adult supervision.

Copyright 2019-2021 Early Childhood Alliance. Spark a Future, SparKits, and the spark logo are the registered trademarks of Early Childhood Alliance, Inc.

Any unauthorized copying, alteration, distribution, transmission, performance, display or other use of this material is prohibited.