Bowling Dance!

bowling_ballIn the last few weeks, we have been bowling in class! Genius, right? Β It was one of my boys ideas from my all boys class and I have been using the idea in all of my classes. I thought you might want to use the idea too!Β Here’s what we did:

1) Put on your bowling shoes.
2) You need two fingers and a thumb to bowl.
3) First, the teacher is the pins and the dancers are the ball. I showed them how to do it, you throw the ball down low to the floor towards the pins. Teacher makes a pin shape.
4) Then count to 3 and they throw the ball.
5) The pins fall over!
6) Sometimes, I didn’t fall over, so they had to keep throwing the ball.
7) Then we switch. The dancers get to be the pins and the teacher the ball.
8) Last, we all became the bowling balls and rolled around.
9) I played Michael Jackson, because that always reminds me of bowling!

It’s really fun, and I found that my 3 year old boys seem to have all been bowling before, but my 3 year old girls haven’t! Isn’t that funny! πŸ™‚

Have fun bowling!

p.s. I’m really missing blogging and am trying to find some time to get back into it. I hope you are all still here. xo


  1. This sounds like fun! I’ll have to give it a try when we’re back from Thanksgiving break.

    I know it’s tough to keep up a blog while you’re teaching and being Mama, but we’re still here and happy to read your posts as you’re able to write. πŸ™‚

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      I’m so glad you are still here. It makes me so sad I’m not able to keep up, but when I can write I will. Thanks so much for your kind words! xo

  2. I LOVE your blog. Don’t worry, I understand that you’re very busy ! Don’t overload yourself !

    I’m searching about how to do a musical instrument dance (where kids learn how musical instruments works)… have you ever done this ?

    Take your time to answer me πŸ™‚ have a wonderful week Maria ! πŸ˜€
    And thank you so much for your wonderful blog !

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      Hi Florine,

      I have never done this, but you could do your research and then make it into a dance? What instruments are you interested in including in your dance?

  3. Hi Maria!

    Thanks for the inspiration! We met at Dance Teacher Summit in long beach this summer πŸ˜‰ I’m excited to try the bowling idea!

    Florine, I’ve used Tamborines in my class before and had two lands, soft land where we do soft movements using scarves and loud land where we do sharper movements and play our instruments! If this resonates, good luck

  4. I love this idea πŸ™‚ Will share it to a friend of mine, a kindergarten teacher, she might find it useful πŸ™‚ Thanks πŸ™‚

  5. Hey Maria,

    such a great idea! Can’t wait to try it out. May be it is this time of the year in which I can start liking bowling. Christmas could be magical. Right? πŸ™‚

    Happy Holidays,

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