When you’re stuck indoors for so long you start to get a little creative with what you have. This fun and simple diy bowling game uses toilet paper rolls, a ball, and tape.
With two semi-uncoordinated toddlers bowling could go either way but we gave it a shot anyway and it was a lot of fun for all of us.
Playing Games to Improve Motor Skills and Coordination
Playing games and introducing sports are always a good way to work your mind and your body as well as to improve motor skills and hand-eye coordination in toddlers.
We may not notice it, but our children have been developing these skills since before they were born and continue to improve them daily. Motor skills and coordination work well together in games but also in developing the strength needed in their hands and fingers in preparing them for preschool activities.
While games, such as this diy bowling game, are great for toddler development they’re also fantastic for any age. Our whole family really enjoyed this.
More on Toddler Development: 2 Year Old Toddler Development
How to Make a DIY Bowling Game At Home
It’s actually pretty simple. A small but sturdy and lightweight ball will be your bowling ball. And toilet paper rolls will be your pins. Build your lane with pieces of tape on the floor. You can also use objects you may have at home for the sides of the lane, like books or pillows.
If you’re a toddler parent, you’ll likely have a collection of balls around the house. We first attempted using some from our ball-pit collection but they were too light. We happened to have a couple of balls with a harder plastic. Plastic softballs or tennis balls should work just fine.
Test your coordination and motor skills with your kids and have a great time!
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My name is Paula and I’m a mom of two scrumptious cuties. Thanks Mommy Blog became a project for me to help guide other new moms and current moms through any of my own personal experiences and struggles. My hobbies include singing, doing jigsaw puzzles, baking, designing and trying to stay creative.