Geometric Bean Bags
Use geometric shapes to make bean bags for math and language fun.
Put a little motion into a math lesson with games that involve tossing bean bags.
Students can help make these clever bean bags to use in various games to practice their skills in math with addition, subtraction and multiplication or in language arts. Tossing the bean bags into designated areas makes a game out of learning and helps to develop gross motor skills at the same time.
Supplies Used: Dried black-eyed peas or beans, Embroidery thread, Felt, Needle, Self-adhesive felt
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut two circles from the Geometrics Set using felt to make a bag.
- Die-cut one or two Stars using self-adhesive felt. Peel the backing from the Star and adhere to the center of the bag.
- With a needle and embroidery thread, whipstitch around the edge of the bag, leaving an opening for filling the bag (Figure A).
- Fill the bag with dried peas or beans, and stitch the opening on the bag closed (Main Photo).
- Use the bean bags in various games of skill practice.
- Figure A
Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
- Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Second Education
Grade 2: Content Standards
2.NBT Numbers and Operations in Base Ten
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
- Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
- Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.