This is activity works on children’s coordination and counting skills. It is best suited for older children in small groups.
Follow our simple step-by-step guide to have a go at this Physical Development and Maths activity today!
Give each child three beanbags for their first go. The goal is for them to throw the beanbags into one of the hoops, read what number score they’ve got, and to try to add them together. This can be done hoop-by-hoop to make more room for thinking time. You can help them using counting strategies, such as using their fingers.
Each round, give the children an extra beanbag. See how far they can go with their counting!
As this plan doesn’t exclusively focus on Christmas, there will be no problem using it as a non-Christmas activity!
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