Apple Toss Activity

Lesson #10033

Design fun games for indoor play or fundraising events using Apples in creative activities.

Grade Level:

Design various activities for rainy day fun, fundraising efforts or school carnivals. The Apple toss activity is a great treat for good behavior and can be played in teams. Students can help create the game rules!

Use creative toss games to reinforce eye-hand coordination and motor skills.

A10104-Sizzix Bigz Die - Apple

Supplies Used: Beans (Dried), Cardstock, Craft Knife, Felt, Glue, Marker, Needle, Pencil, Scissors, Tag Board, Thread

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Use a 22" x 23" piece of blue tag board for the target backing.
  2. Hand cut grass, tree trunk, branches and leaves using various colors of cardstock or construction paper. Adhere the cut designs to the tag board (see Main Photo).
  3. Draw three 3 3/4" circles on the tree with a pencil.
  4. Cut the circles using a craft knife.
  5. Add the title to the target with a black marker.
  6. Die-cut four to eight Apples using red felt for the bean bags.
  7. Hand or machine stitch two Apples together, leaving a 1 1/2" opening at the bottom.
  8. Fill the Apples about 2/3 full with dried beans and sew the opening closed.
  9. Lean the target board against a wall. The students may toss the bean bags in teams or one on one (see Main Photo).

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Standard 5: Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others

  • K-4 - Students understand that there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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