Make Your Own Skittles

This is a very simple activity to prepare, that can give children hours of fun in the garden or indoors.


You will need:

  • Plastic water bottles
  • water
  • Ball



Put a small amount of water in the bottom of the water bottles, just enough to weigh them down so they don’t blow over. Place the lids onto the bottles, and test they knock over easy enough before you secure or glue the lids. This way it is easier to change the amount of water inside should you need to. Older children can help you by filling the bottles themselves. You may also like to add a small amount of food colouring or glitter etc into the water to make the skittles more colourful.

Now they are finished, line the bottles up and see if the children can knock them down by rolling the ball towards them.


Areas of learning covered:

  • Creative development
  • Physical development

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