These colder mornings in the Northeast have led to some creative ways to play inside while the sun does its thing and warms up the bright fall days! Our version of Beanbag Toss is a great little game that hits all sorts of developmental aspects; fine and gross motor skills, colors, numbers and matching skills!
Here's How We Play:
1. Empty out our handy Green Piñata box and get our set of colored beanbags. If you don’t have beanbags, grab some soft colored toys or stuffed animals, try to get at least 2 of the same color.
2. Put the beanbags in a pile on the floor about 2 feet from the box.
3. Play beanbag toss! I challenge my son to find the yellow bean bags, then see if he can toss them into the box from where he’s standing. We cycle through all of the colors, making sure that he gets the match of each one before he tosses, then gather them back out of the box and try again.
As the beanbag toss progresses, I usually move the box a little further away or see if he can get them all in by the time I count to ten. As he gets better at just standing and tossing I might challenge him to stand on one foot and toss them in, or jump up and down while tossing them in, or even creating a little obstacle course with toy box toss as one of the challenges! The variations are endless, and he loves it. I love that it is an indoor game that can get him moving a bit. This is definitely going to come in handy once the snow starts falling!
As you know, I love hearing your ideas! What are your favorite indoor activities?