Ask a question, then toss the beanbag to a child to
answer the question. They answer the question and toss it back. Ask the next
question and toss beanbag to another child.
1st Variation: do a review of your lesson by tossing the bag to each child
and asking them a question about something they were taught in the lesson.
2nd Variation: Ask the children a question; then, while your back is turned,
have the children pass a bean bag or small ball from one child to another.
When you turn around, ask the child holding the bean bag or small ball to
answer the question.
Put pictures from recent lessons in their page
protectors on the floor. Children take turns tossing the bag on a picture.
Then they have to tell what that picture is about.
Time for a music break! Everyone stands up. Play
Primary music CD as children pass the beanbag. When the music stops, whoever
is holding the beanbag sits down. Keep going until everyone is sitting.
Toss the beanbag to a child. Say something you like
about that child. Then they can toss it to someone else and say something
nice about them.
Have each child say something they are thankful for
when you toss them the beanbag.
Hide the beanbag in the classroom. The first person to
spot it and raise their hand gets a special assignment like choosing a child
to give the prayer or putting the chairs away or returning things to the
library (remind them not to race for the bag--that only causes reverence
Categories: Stand or sit in a circle. Choose a category.
One person starts the beanbag moving by naming one thing in that category
then passing the bag to the next person. You could either do "outs"
or just have time limits.
Latter Day prophets
Books in the Book of Mormon, Old Testament, New Testament
For a noisy or talkative class, try this one! Tell the
children that only the person holding the beanbag may talk. "Right now
I am giving the lesson so I am the one holding the bag. If you have
something to share or know the answer to a question, raise your hand and
when I toss you the bean bag you may talk."
Pin questions all over the beanbag. Toss it to a child.
They get to pick a question and give the answer. Then toss it to another
person to pick another question to answer.
When the kids walk in class, hand one of them the bean
bag. Let them choose a reverent or quiet person in class to hold the bag for
5 minutes or until you ask that child to choose another person that is being
reverent or quiet to hold the bag.
For Nursery have kids toss beanbags into buckets.
Start a sentence, scripture, story, etc., and then toss
the beanbag to a child to finish the sentence, scripture, story.
Write questions on big squares of paper or footprints
or some shape that corresponds to the lesson or activity. Place them on the
floor. Have kids stand back and toss the bag. They get to answer the
question that their bag lands on.
Articles of Faith: Have the players stand back about
eight feet and throw a bean bag into a muffin tin. The muffin tin has
numbers in the bottom. The person has to say the Article of Faith
corresponding to the number of the partition the bag lands in. Younger
children can repeat the Articles of Faith with you.