Counting and Sorting - DIY Indoor Bowling Game
Be prepared for days when the weather does not allow outdoor play. Make this bowling game ahead with a few simple materials and be ready for some fun indoor game time.
This is an easy game to make and practically mess-free to play.
Using numbered pins promotes the use of math skills as kids set up and knock down the pins.
Materials can be stored in a cardboard box or plastic bin until game time.
The only materials needed for this game are containers and a set of self-adhesive numerals.
We used a potato chip container as a bowling pin.
If snack containers are not available, try some other options for bowling pins: one-litre milk cartons, cardboard tubes, spaghetti or cereal boxes. If you are playing in a carpeted area, you can experiment with various containers to see which ones balance well on the floor.
Then have fun!
Learning through play:
- Set the pins up in order from 1 to 10.
- Count the number of toppled pins,
- Create new patterns for the pins as you set them up.
- Use only even or odd numbers.