- Children’s large plastic bowling set (can purchase at places like Toys R Us).
Split students into teams and tell them that you are going to be bowling tonight.
Set up the pins at one end of your space (this can be indoor if your floor can handle a skateboard, or outside).
Have the first team come up to bowl, but let them know that their ball will be a student, laying down on a skateboard, wearing a helmet. The team has to figure out how to “bowl” the student down the “lane” to knock down the pins.
The “ball” cannot touch the ground with their hands after they have been launched. One student found that if you placed your hands behind your back and locked your ankles you can steer pretty well with your shoulders.
If the player falls off the skateboard call it a gutter ball and move on. Keep score or don’t, it’s pretty fun just to watch!
SARA GALYON is the Director of Youth Ministry at Messiah Lutheran in Madison, AL (ELCA). She has been working with youth in some capacity for 15 years, and has an MA in Youth Ministry from Memphis Theological Seminary. She is also a freelance writer with a passion for helping youth both understand and challenge their faith. Outside of all of that, she is a wife to a fellow youth minister, mom to three boys and two dogs, and an underfunded world traveler.
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