Here's a game that's been popular at our house and is great for indoor play. You may not have Alaska's cold and snowy winter but everyone has a rainy day now and that's when an idea like this comes in handy.
To play this indoor bowling game, attach a ball to a string then hang the string from the top of the doorway or from the ceiling. Set up a bunch of pop bottles or blocks as pins and you're ready to bowl till the cows come home.
Note: You can cut a slit in a tennis ball then knot a rope and shove the knot inside the slit if you're having trouble tying a ball to a string. Also, you can make it tougher for older kids by requiring that they swing the ball around to the back and hit the pins on the return before catching the ball.
Easy, cheap and thrilling--my kind of entertainment.
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