Everyone likes bowling – especially kids! Partly because we get to knock stuff down!
Level Of Difficulty: EasyMediumDifficult
Time Until Ready: Under 1 Hour
Recommended Age: 3 to 8 years
Everyone likes bowling – especially kids! Partly because we get to knock stuff down! So, we’ve invented a new kind of bowling we call ‘Deconstruction Bowling’. Sure, kids love to build things, but knocking things over is always the end goal and causes all the laughs, right? Don’t miss our secret variation ‘Wrecking Ball Bowling’ described below. Your kids love both versions!
Set up an alley for your deconstruction bowling. Even though we had a nice wood floor hallway, we found that our son’s trucks made a great themed alley way for the bowling game. He loved it.
Set up the 6 cones in a pyramid (1 cone in front, 2 behind that, and finally 3 behind that). If you want to make it just like bowling, just add 4 more cones in the back row.
Let the deconstruction begin!
Deconstruction bowling is similar to regular bowling, but super simple!
Try tying a ball to a string to create a ‘wrecking ball’. Mom or Dad can help by holding the string so the ball hangs just in front of the first construction cone. Let your little one pull the ball back and release it to knock down the cones. We call this ‘Wrecking Ball Bowling’. The scoring is exactly the same as ‘Deconstruction Bowling’.
Make up your own scoring and/or rules. Truth be told, the kids just love to try and knock down the cones. It’s the adults that want to keep score!