## Bowling Math

Since the time change we haven’t been going outside as often.  Our routine is STILL a mess from it!  So I’ve been trying to think of more inside activities that are educational but still get the boys moving.  One game we came up with is Bowling Math.  We eat a lot of oatmeal and I try to save as many of the containers as I can.  They get bent up pretty quickly though.  I managed to rescue 6 and set them up in a triangle shape.  Then I had Baloo (or anyone really) bowl a ball at the containers.

Baloo would be responsible for figuring out the score.  He would count how many were standing and how many had fallen.  Then I would tell him to take 6 (the amount of containers we had) minus how many were standing, and that was his score.

A few times we added how many had fallen plus how many were standing, but that got old since the answer is always 6.  This really got him counting, adding, and subtracting though!

1. Erin, this is fabulous! I love how it teaches math, ties in to art, lets them practice their aim, and recycles! I’d love for you to link this one up at Teach Me Tuesday…and/or any other posts you’d like to share! You can link up at http://WholeChildCreativeCurriculum.blogspot.com. I’d love to see you there again!

Carla @ Whole Child Creative Curriculum

PS. Your Snowman Tot Pack was the most viewed link last week! Thanks so much for sharing it!
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2. AnneMarie says:

I know I’m late so I’m not sure if you are still using the oatmeal containers. I have found that mine last a little longer if I stuff them with newspaper, and they are still light.
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