How to Play: Bean Bag Bowling

Filed under: Kids' Games, Activities: Toddlers & Preschoolers, Activities: Big Kids

It's in the (bean) bag. Credit: Getty Images

What you need: You need five bowling pins, four bean bags, and a flat concrete surface (an outdoor basketball court is perfect).

How to play: Set up the playing court by placing a bowling pin in the center of a 30-40 foot circle. Place the other four pins evenly around the outside of the circle. Divide the children into four equally numbered teams. Assign each pin on the outside of the circle to each team and have the first player on each team stand behind its pin. Give each player a bean bag.

The rules: At the starting signal, each player will run around the circle clockwise and then stop at his pin and try to knock the center pin down by tossing his bean bag at the pin. If a player misses, he must go get his bean bag and try again. This continues until someone knocks down the pin. That team receives five points. The next players on each team do the same thing, and play continues until all players have gone.
How to win: The team with the most points at the end of the game is the winning team.

What else you need to know: If possible, use different colors of bean bags to differentiate between teams.

Related: More Kids' Games

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.