Nowadays we find children just glued either to television or any indoor video games or play stations. They do not understand the value and importance of physical activities. It is very important to draw them out in the open and make them play outdoor games often. You may try to invoke interest in the children by making them a personal bowling alley in your garden or nearby park. Get hold of odd household items like cylindrical containers, non-breakable flower vase, empty cans, plastic bottles or any other such item which is non-breakable and can pose as a bowling pin and line them up like bowling pins. Bowler has to knock them off with a tennis ball or play ball or any other ball.
To make this bowling game more interesting and to involve more children, they can be divided in two teams of 3-4 members each. Particular time can be allotted to each team or number of times the ball can be bowled can be allotted. Whoever makes a then highest point within the stipulated time or balls, wins the game. Today’s generation can equate with these sorts of outdoor games as these are the favorite games. The only variation is, it should be encouraged to play outside in fresh air and sunshine instead of dark and dull bowling alleys. This game can turn out to be a good combination of interest and physical activity for children of all ages, from 5 years to 15 years. Children can make their personal bowling alley that too totally free.