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Bean Bags Can Promote Physical Activity Among Children Through G

The only period children have fun these days is when they are in front of a computer or a different electronic gadget, and this is a sad sight to see. As they are unable to interact with others personally, this puts a limit to their interpersonal skills. Introducing activities that do not involve a computer or any modern-day gadget is an excellent solution. A physical activity that can encourage group interaction and enjoyment will benefit these children. A good example of an interactive game they can enjoy can have bean bags incorporated into it.

Another good idea is a game of toss involving bean bags. All you have to do is chuck an object into a hole or pass it to other children in this simple game. Communication, observation, and motor skills are developed all at once. For the reason that children are passing it to other kids or are targeting it at a goal, they will be able to improve their hand-eye coordination easily along with their underhand and overhand throwing motions.

This game has a lot of variations. The first one involves children forming a circle and tossing the bags at one another. This usually only takes around fifteen minutes and around ten to twenty bags are needed. The main objective here is to catch the object and never drop it. Failure to complete the task will result in being removed from the game. The name of an individual will be called first before a beanbag is thrown at him or her. As the game progresses, more bags will be added into the game to add more excitement. The winner of the activity is the last person standing.

Another variation to it has targets incorporated in it. Provided there is a hole in the target, you can use anything from buckets to ornamented boxes. Markers such as orange cones are needed aside from the targets. Before starting the activity, the play area should be set up first. The cones will be indicators to the location where the participants should be positioned when aiming the object into a goal while the targets are placed on either side of the field. The player is permitted to score depending on the number of chances he or she is given. The one who is successful in shooting it right into a hole will be given a point. The children will benefit from these activities because physical activity is developed since it is interactive. They can rest and take it easy on the outdoor bean bags after they have finished a game.

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