Friday, November 18, 2011


A Science Game for Preschoolers: The Turkey Bowl!

Thanksgiving is in less than a is time for the Turkey Bowl!  Preschoolers experiment with inertia, momentum, and direction without even knowing about it!  While you can always "debrief" afterwards, it is important to let young children discover their world naturally...through play!  Remember that babies discover gravity by throwing things down over This game (with a Thanksgiving twist!) exposes children to concepts in physics while strengthening their gross motor skills and giving them a chance to take turns.  Even better, it appeals to a range of ages, so you can play it in a family setting too!

First, make your "turkey pins" by taping pictures of turkeys to toilet paper tubes.  You can print a set of turkeys here for free!

Second, line up your pins and let your children take turns "bowling" them down!  Offer them a variety of balls with different sizes and weights.

Third, stack the pins and let your children take turns "bowling" them down!  Offer the same variety of balls.

You can take turns bowling, too!  Older children can set up a bracket and chart wins and losses.  Enjoy the games!


Maves Faves said...

Hi, Weekends with Lucy and Sam blog hop has sent me your way. This will be a great Thanksgiving activity for my nieces and nephews. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed my visit. Hope you stop by and follow me back.

Mama Bird said...

very cute Idea I see us making santa or snowman bowling as well.

Beth ( said...

Cute, Cute, Cute activity!! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Thanks for linking up to TGIF & we'll see you next week! Don't forget to enter for a chance to Guest Post & Have your blog featured on my sidebar for the entire month of December -
Beth =-)