OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 3 and up
It's totally fine if you don't own a set of bowling pins, I don't either, however that doesn't mean you can't bowl! Here I'm using empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls. You can also use old water bottles, empty soda bottles, pillows and blocks.
Next set up the pins! This is a great way to work on strength grading and light touch, I had to use both to get these rolls to stay up on the mat. After the pins are set up have the child log roll or forward roll into the pins to knock them down. You can also use a scooter board and have your child scoot towards the pins, or you can use a rolling pin and have the child crawl on their knees while rolling the rolling pin towards the target with their hands. I don't play this to be a "winning" game, just a game that gets your child up and moving. It's just fun to knock over the pins and take turns.