I (Erin) don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s a certain “big football game” that will be played in a couple of weeks (sadly the journey for our beloved Ravens has ended). In anticipation for said game, I created a fun little toss game for the boys to play with during the game viewing and it works double time as a great math activity!
Bean Bag Football Toss
-Large piece of green fleece (for field)
-Long piece of yellow fleece (for the goal lines)
-Brown, White, Yellow felt
-Optional-Sewing Machine/Needle and Thread
Step 1: Cut football parts out of the felt. Below is what you need for ONE football.
Step 2: Hot glue the white pieces on to the football form.
Step 3: Sew football sides together. I decided to allow the seams to show because I liked the look, you’re welcome to do the ole “flip inside out” move though. Make sure to leave an opening for the beans! You can also hot glue if you don’t want to sew.
Step 4: Fill with beans. Seal up the opening (sew, glue).
Step 5: Repeat until you have the desired amount of footballs. I made 3 footballs, because it made sense to me. Two was too few, four was too many, three was perfect to me. I’m sick, let’s just move on. But first, look at my pretty football pileup. Football huddle. Football gathering?
Step 6: Cut out a large rectangle for the “field”. Completely optional, but I did a quick hem around the edges just to give it a more “finished look”. Plus my sewing machine was already out and it seemed bored.
Step 7: Cut out strips of yellow for the goal lines and field goal posts, and white numbers. Attach with hot glue. I only did three sections since my boys are younger, but you could easily do more to make the game harder.
Step 8: Time to play! The boys took turns to see how many points they could get at once (great math lesson too!) . They also played “who could get closest to the field goal posts”. We also had Kallie help keep score.
It was such an easy and cute little game to whip up on this icy day, and is perfect for game play while the adults are watching the big game. This game also works really well to help your little football enthusiast with some addition as they learn to total their own scores!