Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Create a Snowman bowling game from recyclables

Aren't these cute little snowmen?

Every week my girls go through these Danimals smoothies like crazy!

And every week they make their way to the recycling bin...but not this week! This week 10 of them turned into a sweet little snowmen bowling game.

Simple to do...just wash, dry and use permanent markers to add on the facial features, buttons, colour the top for the hat, add on arms or any way you want to decorate them.

When finished adding the snowman features, set all 10 up by placing one in the front, the next row has two, the third row has 3 and the last row has 4.

Now crumble a large piece of paper up to be the "snowball" bowling ball and toss away.

You can also try stacking them. A different way to play and a great way to build fine motor muscles and hand eye coordination.

Tired of bowling? Line them all up for a fun math activity.
Try one of these poems to work on Math skills.

10 Happy Snowmen (Tune 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed...original author unknown)
10 Happy snowmen riding on a sled,
1 fell off and bumped his head.
Frosty called the doctor and the doctor said,
"no more snowmen riding on the sled"!

(Continue down to 0)

No happy snowmen riding on a sled,
None fell off to bump their heads.
Frosty called the doctor and the doctor said,
"Put those snowmen back on the sled"!

10 Little Snowmen (tune Mary had a Little Lamb...original author unknown)
10 Little snowmen dancing all around, dancing all around, dancing all around,
10 Little snowmen dancing all around, then the sun came out and one melted to the ground.

Continue until all the snowmen have melted. Then if you want for the last line you can say, "don't worry...they'll all be back tomorrow".


  1. These are great, I plan to do the same in the new year. I have about 2 dozen of the little containers saved up.

  2. This is way cute! I almost want to start drinking them to get the bottles to make your craft!! LOVe it! I shared it with my facebook readers here -!/pages/Living-Life-Intentionally/261252997248957
    Beth =-)

  3. These are so cute! I will have to try this out.

    Stopping by from TGIF.


  4. Cute!!! You've been pinned! Going to add this to our winter theme. :) Stopping by from TGIF.


  5. Very cute snowmen!
    I have actually thought of making this bowling game for ages but haven`t got roud to it yet.
    Thanks for reminding!

  6. This is awesome!! I am pinning it on my Pinterest board!

  7. How cute and what fun!! This would also make a great homemade gift idea...

  8. Thank you all for your kind words, facebook posts and pins :) You are all so kind! I hope you give it a try as it was super simple to do and the kids had just as much fun playing it as they did making it. Enjoy!

  9. Love love love that idea! We drink lots of yogurt smoothies and we could totally do this! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party?

  10. what a great game to play at christmas!!!

    Thanks for linking up to serenity Saturday. Hope you can join us again this week

    Natasha xx

  11. Anything to help the little ones with hand eye coordination is good. Some people recommend video games as long as they are lighthearted. I think that this is better because it allows them to use their imagination.

    -Zane of ontario honey


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