The weather has been beautiful recently, so warm and sunny that the children have been spending lots of time outdoors. They have their favourite games but I’m always happy to introduce new ones. A few months ago the children collected a range of Star Wars-themed water bottles. They wouldn’t let me throw them away so they’ve been in our junk modelling box ever since. Today I’m joining in with theA-Z of Outdoor Activities with the letter Q. I knew these bottles would be perfect for an outdoor game of Quilles, the old French word for skittles.
Equipment to make Star Wars skittles:
5 x empty water bottles
How to make Star Wars skittles:
We took the empty bottles and the children filled them up using sand from their sand pit. They tried using funnels from their Mud Kitchen but ended up pouring in the sand any way they could. When they were full they screwed the tops back on them.
Then we set up our home-made skittles on the patio. The children added chalk lines showing them where to stand, and found the heaviest balls they could. They took it in turns to throw the balls at the skittles, trying to knock them down.
They came up with a complicated system of points for knocking over the different characters but our home-made Star Wars skittles kept them busy for ages. This game works really well outside where there’s plenty of space to play but can also be packed in the car for adventures on the beach too.
Today we’re joining in with the A-Z of Outdoor Activities blog hop hosted by Crafty Kids at Home