We’ve all said it before. “Get off your device and find something fun to do!”
We want kids to be active.
We want them to be creative and find other things to do and entertain themselves without relying on a small (or big) screen.
That’s where “Bags” comes in. Steve Bags to be exact. He’s been teaching and performing circus skills since the beginning of time and he’s got a great article about simple and fun skills that kids can teach themselves. Skills that will give them self-confidence, develop hand-eye coordination and – they’ll have fun too!
Bags gets kids going with five fun and free skills that they can try at home with items that are readily available. They are:
- Plastic Bag Balancing
- Toothbrush Spinning
- Cushion Padiddling
- Beanbag Juggling
- Sock Poi Twirling
You can see a few of Steve’s tricks in the videos below.
Before you click over or give any tricks a try, Steve offers an official but necessary warning:
Safety Warning – Read This First!
I take no responsibility for any damage you might do to yourself with a toothbrush, a pair of socks and a handful of lentils. But seriously: be careful of yourself and others. Make sure you have enough space around you to attempt these skills safely without breaking anything valuable like that window over there. All activities undertaken at your own risk!
For the full article and more tricks and demonstrations, click here!
Up first, a collection of tricks that might take a little extra practice!
And here’s Steve’s Plastic Bag Balance. He makes it look easy!
Videos and images © Steve Bags, used by permission.