Cornhole Toss Game

Maybe you have heard of cornhole, maybe not. It’s a pretty big deal here in the South. So let me introduce you to a child-friendly version of cornhole.

How To Play Cornhole Toss

To play the child-friendly version of cornhole, place the two platforms at a reasonable distance for their ages. You can always move it back if the game is getting to easy for them. For the official games and rules and just to see how seriously people play cornhole, visit the American Cornhole Association website. The simplified version is below.

Cornhole can be played in singles or doubles, just like tennis. Each team has 4 bean bags. Team members will stand next to the platform of the opposite team. One person on each side of the platform if playing doubles.

Then one team makes the bean bag toss over to their platform. Rotating turns if playing doubles. Once all the bean bags are tossed then the next team goes.

The scoring goes for every bean bag that goes into the hole counts as 3 points each. For every bean bag that lands on the platform but doesn’t go in the hole counts as 1 point each. Bean bags that land anywhere else is a foul and rewarded with no points.

The game ends with the first team reaching 21 points. Then declare the winners the cornhole champs.

Make Your Own Cornhole Game

To make children size cornhole platforms, visit your local Home Depot store. They have a bean bag toss kit for $10 and all you would need is a hammer to assemble it. Although, you will have to purchase two kits to actually play cornhole. The Home Depot kit comes with two bean bags per kit. To play the official cornhole game, you will need to make additional bean bags so each team can have four. You may also want to check the next time your local Home Depot does a free children workshop on Saturday mornings. Our Home Depot puts out some popular kits from past workshops on the free workshop days and the bean bag kit is one of them.

Even a cheaper version, use cardboard boxes or cereal boxes to make the platform. All you would need is the platform on an angle and a hole centered and a little toward to top. Then four easy and quick bean bags filled with rice or beans.

» Tell me… Have you played or heard of cornhole before? What is your favorite game to play with bean bags?

7 Responses to “Cornhole Toss Game”

  • Maggie

    I’ve never heard of cornhole before (maybe because I’m from Australia) but I’m flagging this for when our yet-to-be-borns are older. Thanks!

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  • Mary Beth

    I live in Knoxville, TN, very close to the college campus. I have heard of cornhole, even seen it played. I have never played, though. People are always selling cornhole setups on our local craigslist!!

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  • Tiffany

    you should totally try this game. it’s way too fun. a family favorite.

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    • jamie hershberger

      Thank you so much for sharing this. We too had taken the kids to Home Depot and have these games. We painted them black with a relief of a white ghost, does that make sense. It was October when Home Depot offered this. Anyway, I was just looking back through your blog for the rules, never knew that there were actual rules to this. I’m taking this with me for our Brownie meeting tomorrow. Sooo, thanks again for posting this with the points info, etc!!!

  • Shelly

    Found you through LIMommyhood today, LOVE your sewing tutorials. Thank you!

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