Bean bag golf
Counting; drawing; vocabulary (e.g. days of the week, sea creatures); pretending; predicting
1 throwing object (such as bean bag or tennis ball) per child
2 or more start markers (tees)
2 or more hoops or old tea towels (holes)
Participating with the children; developing movement skills (eye-hand coordination); playing actively
How to Play
- Set out a golf course with the start markers (tees) about three to four metres away from the hoops (hole). Make as many golf holes as you wish.
- Start at the first tee and throw the object overarm or underarm towards the first hoop.
- Continue to throw the object and count how many throws until it lands inside the hoops.
- Move to next tee.
- With multiple players, the child whose object is furthest from the ‘hole’ throws first each time. Others wait behind this thrower before moving to the next closest bean bag.
Excerpt from the HOP Early Learning Practitioners Resource (Decoda Literacy Solutions)