Among the toddler activities we do at our home, bowling with empty bottles is a pretty simple activity to keep a toddler cheerful!
Recently we got the semester progress report from our son’s playgroup and I found there are many activities they do at the playgroup to improve toddler skills. Among many activities that our son performs well, there was one activity which had the remark saying ‘sometimes’. It was throwing a small object to aimed direction. Although it is not a big problem for us because he does throwing objects sometimes only, I just thought of creating some activities for him to do at home to improve his skills. With that in mind, I came up with this idea of throwing a ball to empty bottles. I think this is pretty good to add to the toddler activities list.
It was a great hit to keep our son active, cheerful and concentrate at the same time. He loved throwing balls to the line of bottles and he wanted to see when all the bottles fell down because of him. Among the activities for toddlers we tried before, throwing a ball to empty bottles was great and kept him moving and shouting!
Toddler Activities: Bowling with empty bottles
Here is what we did. It is pretty simple.
We need few empty bottles for this activity. I found some similar size empty bottles from our DIY recycle bin.
We then arranged all the empty bottles in a row.
For this activity we used few different sized balls, so we could also talk about balls using the terms such as ‘small, big and colours such as green, yellow etc.
Once we arranged the empty bottles, then we stayed around 4 feet away from the bottles. I asked him to throw the balls to empty bottles.
That is really simple and we could spend around an hour playing this game.
Isn’t this one of the fun and best indoor toddler activities? 🙂
Hand eye coordination.
Learning about colours,sizes.
Check some other activities for toddlers which we spent hours with cheerful play.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog which she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences.She is a Contracts Engineer by profession and recently launched her own Engineering consultancy service Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)