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Whether in your home or out in your back yard, this fruit-themed bowling game is sure to bring a splash of colour and a smile to your day!




  • Paper towel tubes or cups
  • Construction Paper
  • Tape
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Ball


  • Cut your paper towel tubes into smaller pieces. We recommend cutting one tube into 2-3 even segments
  • Together with your child, brainstorm a list of fruits. See if you can think of one fruit per piece of paper towel tube!
  • Use those fruits to inspire your bowling pins! Wrap the construction paper around each piece of paper towel tube, and use the tape to attach it in place
  • Use the markers to decorate your fruit, adding details like rinds or seeds
  • Cut extra pieces of construction paper and tape them to the tops of your fruit to add details like stems and leaves
  • Choose a space for your bowling lane and arrange your completed fruit as pins. Be sure to check with your adult to make sure that the space you’ve chosen is safe
  • Stand back and roll your ball towards the pins. How many were you able to knock down?
  • Retrieve your ball, reset your pins, and continue playing!


How does this spark creative learning?

Kindergarten: Did you know that there are fantastic fruits from all around the world? Spend time with your child exploring unique fruits that come from all corners of the globe. Use these as inspiration for your bowling pins!

Grade 1: What types of food are important to keep us going every day? Together with your child, look at Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating. Create representations of some of the other types of food mentioned (such as vegetables, protein foods, and whole grain foods) to round out your bowling pins!

Grade 2:  Bowling can sure be tiring – maybe it’s time for a snack! Together with your child, look at Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating to explore some snack options. Recreate these super snacks as bowling pins to expand your game!

Grade 3: How can you become a pro-bowler? It’s important to eat food that help us to go, glow, and grow! Identify foods that help us do just that, and create representations of them as bowling pins. Packed with all these important nutrients, you’re sure to land a strike!

Grade 4: What’s on the menu? Think about all the delicious food you have eaten for the past few days. Create bowling pins which represent these foods in order to craft your own interactive food record!

Grade 5: Fruit is fabulous, but it’s not the only thing we need to keep our body going! What other types of nutrients are important to help us maintain a healthy body? Branch out from fruit and think of foods that help to provide you with carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals in order to create bowling pins which represent a balanced daily meal plan to keep your body going!

Stay tuned for more resources to help spark kids’ creative learning!

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