Set Up and Play
good are you at bowling? Play pumpkin bowl to find out!
|What you need:
- One or two small round pumpkins
- Knife to cut pumpkin (Kids: Get adult help with the knife!)
- 3 (12 or 18 oz.) empty plastic soda bottles (or as many bottles as you like up to 12 bottles)
- Tops for the bottles
- 1 yard of white felt or fabric
- Scissors (Kids: Get adult help with those scissors!)
- Needle & thread or heavy-duty tape
- Magic marker
- Smooth ground surface area about 12 feet long and 3 feet wide. (Note: This game should be played either outside or in an area that can be easily cleaned up.)
|What you need to do:
- Take a pumpkin cutting knife and cut three finger-size holes in the usual bowling ball pattern. (Thumb, index finger and middle finger should fit in the holes.)
- Place about 3 tablespoons (or more) of sand (or kitty litter or something else heavy you have on hand) into the bottles. This will help keep the "pins" standing upright.
- Replace caps onto the bottles.
- Cut ghost shapes out of the 1 yard of white felt or fabric. Sew or tape together and slip over the soda bottles.
- Color ghost faces on the bowling pin ghosts with a black permanent marker.
|How to play:
- Place the ghost soda bottle "pins" at one end of the bowling alley.
- Kids take turns bowling with pumpkins.
- Each ghost pin knocked down is one point. The one with the most points wins.
- Have fun!
Many thanks to Debi B. for this terrific game idea.