We love eating apples all year round. What we really love is going to the orchard and picking apples in the fall. Fall is such a fantastic time to get outside and play. So, I was thinking what if I created a game that we could play all year round…an apple bean bag toss game?! To celebrate fall and apple picking! Fun, right?
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Picking apples at an orchard is a wonderful way to spend a sunny fall day outside with the family. If you can, it’s best to go during the week because it can get quite busy on the weekends. And, if you have little ones be prepared for the bees. Yep, people want the apples and bees want the apples. So, be prepared for lots of little bees buzzing around.
Okay, enough about bees, let’s make a cute game to play with the kids. These apple-shaped bean bags are simple to make, here is how you can play too.
Apple Bean Bag Toss Game
Simply cut out 2 apple-shaped pieces of red jersey (or cotton, if that’s what you have on hand). I free-handed the apple shape. You will need an apple bean bag for each player, so for 2 bean bags you need 4 apple-shaped pieces of fabric. These are about the size of my hand…easy for my kids to toss. Okay, pin the right sides of the fabric together and stitch together, leaving a 1″ hole at the top of the apple. For the stitch line to be secure, I used a simple runner stitch, but I ran around the apple twice. I didn’t want the rice to slip through any gaps.
Pour rice into the opening, filling the bag halfway full. Slip a 3″ piece of green ribbon or rick-rack into the top of the apple…creating the apple’s “stem”. Finish sewing up the opening. And, the bean bag is done!
How to Play Apple Bean Bag Toss Game
The kids toss the apple bean bags onto the apple targets. The kid with the most points wins…or just play for the fun of it, like we did.
The girls had a great time playing this game. I can see how this game could be moved inside easily on rainy days. For the indoor version, use painter’s tape to “draw” an apple tree on your floor or carpet. We love versatile crafts and games.
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