You don’t have to spend a lot of money on taking the kids bowling – instead make skittles out of empty plastic bottles and see how many they can knock down.

What you need

Empty plastic bottles

Toilet roll tubes

Rolled up pair of socks


Develops hand eye coordination

Improves strength and balance

Learning to take turns and learning to count

How long will it take?

30 mins

What to do

  1. Line up clean plastic bottles or toilet roll tubes to make skittles and place them a short distance away from your child.
  2. Now raid the sock drawer and roll up a pair to use as a ball. Count the skittles you knock down – you’ll keep score and help your kid with numbers at the same time.

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