No-Sew Odd Sock Bean Bags for Toddlers and Preschoolers

How big is your pile of odd socks? Can you beat our full washing basket? And more importantly, have you found the black hole that eats them all?

The black hole has defeated me, I’ve given up on finding the other pairs! Plus I want my basket back! So we’re throwing the odd ones out, but keeping a few to recycle into bean bags! Not the bean bags you sit on, rather the small bean bags you throw in fun activities and games with your toddlers!

What You Need To Make Odd Sock Bean Bags

  • Odd socks
  • A funnel
  • A spoon
  • Dried rice, broad beans or chickpeas

How To Make The Bean Bags

Step 1. Combine your dry ingredients in a bowl. We opt for broad beans and chickpeas, however you could use rice, popcorn kernels, pumpkin seeds etc.

Step 2. Fill socks with a few spoonfuls of your dried mix. We filled to about the size of a small fist.

Step 3. Tie a knot it the sock, pulling tight to make sure it is secure. You can pull the top part of the sock back over to create a ball, however we left ours out as they make a great handle to hold and swing!

Thats it – 3 easy steps!

Fun Activities And Games With Small Bean Bags

Theres lots of fun activities and games you can use your beanbags for; here’s a few of our favourites!

  • Cut holes in a large cardboard box and write numbers above each hole. Stand behind a line and toss the beanbags to try to get them through! Add up your scores and see who wins!
  • Toss your beanbags at coloured pieces of paper or a twister mat to try and match the colours.
  • Draw shapes or letters on the ground with chalk. Call a letter or shape and toss your beanbag to try and hit it!
  • Recycle some plastic bottles and create your own game of bowling!
  • Suspend a hula hoop from the clothes line and throw your beanbags through for someone to catch!
  • Practice standing on one leg & throw back and forth to someone. Can you stand on one leg and catch with one hand?

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