Bowling with Puffs

I haven’t been bowling in a while, but every time I go I really have a great night.  Some time ago I noticed that the “graduates puffs” containers for babies look like bowling pins without the wrappers…as a teacher my mind was always turning when I threw things in the recycle bin.  Save 10 of those cans and you have your very own bowling lane for your kids.

Bowling is a GREAT way to teach subtraction.  Always ask your little one to count the pins to find out how many pins you have to start with, then count how many were taken away, and finally ask how many are left?  These three questions will ingrain in your little one’s mind how subtraction works in a concrete way….even if they can’t figure out the abstract concepts of subtraction just yet….you are showing your little one the process of subtraction in a hands on way.

Sean Patrick opens puff cans with his teeth haha

And when he is finished I take the wrappers off and there you have it….bowling pins!

If you dont have kids…I used to collect these from my sister before I had kids, but if you don’t know anyone who has them then collect something that you might buy for groceries (pringles cans, soda liters, etc.)  Make it work for you!

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1 Comment on Bowling with Puffs

  1. Ashley
    August 18, 2011 at 6:46 am (7 years ago)

    What a great idea, I really like bowling. thanks for sharing 🙂
    By the way, you forgot to mention the ball.


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