Beanbag Balances

Beanbag Balances

Age: 
3-5 years, 5-8 years, 8+ years
Participants: 
1+
Time: 
5-10 minutes
Setting: 
Home, School, ECEC
Cones , Beanbags
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Skills

Set Up:

  • Mark out a square with cones
  • Give a beanbag to each child, standing in their own space inside the square

 

Description:

  • Children spread out and face coach.
  • Coach chooses various balance challenges to complete, while balancing a beanbag on head:
  1. Stand
  2. Walk
  3. Run
  4. Jump
  5. Sit-to-stand
  6. Animal walks

 

Variations:

  • Coach can challenge groups by making the challenges competitions to see who can keep beanbag balanced the longest
  • Coach can time group until 1st drop to encourage repeat efforts at challenges and promote team work
  • Children can set the challenges
  • Coach can lead group through obstacle course with beanbag on head
  • Can use Simon Says to keep children engaged

 

Teaching Points:

Balance

  • Head up
  • Eyes forward looking at something ahead of them e.g. tree
  • Aeroplane arms