Are you looking for a fun game that also promotes balance? You need to try the bean bag balance game. It’s super simple and you probably have most things that you need around your home! The bean bag balance game would also work great in physical education or for gross motor stations.
Bean Bag Balance Game
Containers (Vary the size) – I use ice cream pails, bowls, sand buckets etc.
Bean Bags (affiliate)
Set out the containers of varying size with a bean bag next to them. The larger the container the more challenging the balance task will be.
Start at the smallest container and have your child place the bean bag on their foot. The child then lifts the foot with the bean bag on it and places the bean bag in the container.
Once they have mastered the smallest container move on to the next largest container.
To increase the challenge you can do races if more than one child is playing or you can add a timed component to the game. See if the child can beat their old time.
What’s your favorite way to practice balance, do you have a favorite balance game?
Here are a few more of our balance game favorites and see even more ideas for balance exercises for kids from Pink Oatmeal.
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2 thoughts on “Bean Bag Balance Game”
I am a preschool teacher, trying to support parents at home with their kids during this crisis. This is wonderful! Thanks!
I’m new to Pink Oatmeal. I teach 1st grade. From what I’ve seen here is just what I’ve needed to help my children. I have 3 special needs children in my class that will truly benefit these activities. I’m so thankful I found you!