Wonder Bottle Bowling
Eye-hand coordination, Proprioceptive, Vestibular, Counting, Planning
10 2-liter wonder bottles (with some water, sand, or gravel in each bottle)
ball, tennis ball to soccer ball, start with a larger size
Let's do it
Place a mat on the floor to indicate where the player should stand. Set up the wonder bottles in the bowling pyramid format. You can use masking tape to mark the lanes and starting line, or not. To play, the child stands on the mat and rolls the ball towards the bowling pins. The goal is to knock down as many pins as possible, and each child gets to roll twice per turn. If the child rolls a strike ( a strike means that all ten pins are knocked down on the first throw), let that child take another turn. After his turn, the child, resets the pins. The child can keep score or not. A full game consists of 5 to 10 rounds per player or until bored.
Pump it up
Moving the mat further away makes the game harder. You can vary the ball size, the smaller ball is harder. The further away the bottles are to each other, the harder they are to knock down. The heavier the bottle the harder to knock down.
Change the shape of the bottle formation.