If heavy bowling balls at the alley or giant pins at home are too big for your toddler, try out this cute suggestion from High Five magazine. Upcycled tissue boxes are just the right size for tot-sized bowling fun.
To start, I saved up old tissue boxes until we had three. You’ll need at least three, but continue saving boxes until you have five, seven, or even more for extra fun!
I initially thought we might stick with a red-white-and-blue patriotic palate for our box bowling, first wrapping the boxes in blue paper and intending to add red dot stickers. Veronika had other plans, though! I loved the multi-colored crazy dot stickers that she ended up plastering all over the boxes.
We then set the boxes up in a pyramid, and I handed her a large ball. Take aim and bowl!
Veronika squealed with delight every time she knocked the boxes over.
And of course immediately wanted to stack them up again.
In sum, this is the perfect toddler-sized bowling game, no heavy balls required.