Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Ghost Bowling

Halloween will be fast approaching, and excited kids will fill the speech room looking for fun activities.  Any activity that gets them up and moving always seems to be a big hit, and ghost bowling is one that my students ask to play all throughout the year (but I only bring it out at Halloween)!
This game is so simple to make!  Take any toy bowling set-  you can find these everywhere-  Toys R Us, Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon-  and an old white sheet (or your husband’s old white dress shirts like I did) and cut squares large enough to cover the pins in the set.

Wrap a rubber band around the neck of the pin to hold the cloth square on, and use a sharpie to give your ghost some eyes and a mouth.  

Viola- you have ghost bowling!  Just make sure the cloth around the pin isn’t too long, because you want the pins to stand up and not tip over.

You can put artic cards or language cards underneath the pins and the ones that get knocked over are the cards that get practiced.  Or you can do rounds like I do where we each practice our goals, and then we get a turn to bowl.  The kids who are waiting for their turn get to collect the pins and reset them for the next student so we keep it going fast and minimize down time! 
Happy Ghost Bowling!

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea of Ghost Bowling-and I even have the bowling set you have pictured. I'm going to try to make this a Wednesday/Thursday activity. So fun! Thanks for sharing!