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Pumpkin Bowling


Set up a single “bowling alley” in your room. This can be as simple as using masking tape lines for gutters. Then set up empty (or full, if you’re brave) two-liter soda bottles for bowling pins. If you want Halloween colors, use orange soda, and a cola, and tear the labels off. Test out a few pumpkins and select a few good rollers.

Depending on the size of your group, either select a few “bowlers” or line up your whole group. (If you line up your group, line them up along the edge of the alley so they can see). With fewer bowlers, allow several tries. With a large group, allow one each.

Hand them a pumpkin and let er’ rip! Have a few staff people be pumpkin fetchers to keep the game moving along. Provide a prize for the best bowler (do a play-off if needed).

See also Human Bowling (Click Here), Vacuum Cleaner Bowling (Click Here), and Pumpkin Puzzle (Click Here).


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.

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