Summertime is here again and between the lemonade stands and the pool, there's gotta be some fun summer games you can play right? We're sharing how you can make an awesome Bean Bag in NO TIME with our dies and a few beans. This Summer, encourage kids to play outside with the creation of bean bags that can be part of any number of outdoor activities. Tossing a bean bag into a cardboard box in a game of corn hole or using a bean bag as a hopscotch lager will promote gross motor movement and create hours of outdoor fun.
There are a few ways to make a Bean Bag and in this video from our Education Consultant Sandi shares 2 different versions in this video below:
Ready to get started?
- Ellison SuperStar Excel Starter Set w/SureCut Block Capital Letters - 4 Inch
- Ellison SureCut Die - Circle - Large
- Sizzix Bigz Die - Apple, Flower, Heart & Star
- Sizzix Bigz Die - Square 4"
- Sizzix Bigz Die Set - Pet Shop Flashcards (4 Die Set)
- Beans (coffee beans, dried peas or rice)
- Box Lid
- Embroidery thread
- Fabric, Felt or self-adhesive felt
Pre-K-K, 1-2, 3-5
1. Die-cut a pair of matching squares or circles out of felt.
2. Stitch around the outside of each pair of shapes using a whipstitch with embroidery floss. Leave an opening at the top.
3. Die-cut a small shape out of contrasting colored, self-adhesive felt. Remove the backing and attach the shape to the bean bag.
4. Pour dried beans or peas into the bag, then stitch the opening closed.
Now that you've got your bean bags, they're ready to be tossed into either a corn hole or a fun hopscotch-type pattern like the one we created on the lid of a large box!
If your students/kids are spending more time than you would like indoors, staring at their phone or computer screens, consider a little outdoor fun with nothing more than a bean bag or two, a cardboard box and a stick of sidewalk chalk.
What's your favorite easy outdoor activity? Let us know in the comments below and If you create this awesome summer game, we'd love to see it! Make sure to stop by our Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram page and tag your pictures with #ellisonedu so we can see it and reshare!