Teaching Resource

The Bean Game

PDF | 8 pages|Grades: 1 - 6 | Starter Sheet

A fun active game to play at any time.

Use this teaching resource at the beginning of any lesson or whenever your class needs a brain break.

This active game encourages the development of listening skills, cognitive processing skills, physical activity and social skills.

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    Stephen Atkinson

    Introduced this to my class last week and they love it! Stage 2 and very happy to run sizzle and stretch. This is a perfect transition activity and is being added to our brain break wall.

    Stephen Atkinson · Jun 19th, 2021


    Fantastic! So glad you’re loving it. Have a great week!

    Bronwyn · Jun 21st, 2021

    Anne Gibbons

    Fun game – can you add Bronwen’s bean mix to the cards please.

    Anne Gibbons · Dec 10th, 2020

    Paul (Teach Starter)

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    Paul (Teach Starter) · Dec 10th, 2020

    Denise Bichel

    Fun to Mr Bean music!

    Denise Bichel · Jul 20th, 2020

    Paul (Teach Starter)

    Good tip! Thanks, Denise!

    Paul (Teach Starter) · Jul 20th, 2020

    H Stanton-Cook

    ooh – love your ideas Bronwen. Teach Starter team, would you be able to add these variations to the collection please? I’m going to play this with my seniors – you’d be surprised how much Year 11 and Year 12 students like to do these sort of games.

    H Stanton-Cook · Aug 26th, 2018

    Alison Smith

    Hi there,
    Thanks for your suggestion. I am so glad that you are using The Bean Game with Year 11 and 12. I will look into the possibility of adding new beans to the collection!
    Have a great day!

    Alison Smith · Aug 27th, 2018

    Bronwen W

    I have been using Beans a lot in the last few years. We have many many Beans! Hot Beans, Cold Beans, Jumping Beans, Runner Beans, Navy Beans (salute), Baby Beans (Rock the baby), Mean Beans (Grrr!) climbing Beans, Can O’ Beans (Pair up), Three Bean Mix (Groups of three) , Bean Salsa (A little salsa dance), always careful to remind them that beans are silent but deadly….

    Bronwen W · Jul 18th, 2018

    Alison Smith

    Hi Bronwen,
    Thanks for sharing your ‘Bean’ story and for sharing more varieties to add to the collection!
    Have a great day.

    Alison Smith · Jul 24th, 2018

    Resource Updates

    • A clip from our 'Brain Break' webinar, that features this game and how it can be used, has been added to the resource post.

      Addition by Paul (Teach Starter) May 31st, 2021

    • A clip from our 'Brain Break' webinar, that features this game and how it can be used, has been added to the resource post.

      Addition by Paul (Teach Starter) May 31st, 2021

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