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Recycled Bottle Bowling

Ideal for Toddler

Plastic bottle sit on the ground in a 10-pin bowling formation, and a rubber ball is used as a bowling ball.

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to use large muscles to move and balance their body.

Materials Needed:

  • 4 to 10 empty plastic water bottles (16oz to 1qt size) or other recyclables
  • Ball
  • Hallway or open space
  • Masking tape
  • Optional: Water or sand (to give the bottles a bit of weight)

Participants: This activity requires parent set up.


  1. Set up the empty bottles in the hallway or open space.
  2. Make a line on the floor with masking tape 6 feet away from the bottles.
  3. Model rolling the ball to knock down the bottles. Let your child try. If 6 feet is too far, move the tape line closer.

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