Bowling Dodgeball

  • Ages 3-5

  • No equipment needed

Development Goal

To develop strategic thinking.

Before You Start

Skills Practiced: Throwing and rolling.
Equipment Needed: Two or more dodgeballs and four or more cones.
  • Review how to throw and roll the ball underhand.
  • Place students in two (or more) lines, depending on the number of players.

Set Up

Place two lines of cones on either side of the playing field.

How to Play

  • Students take turns throwing/rolling a dodgeball at cones attempting to knock them over.
  • Encourage each student to run after her/his dodgeball after it is thrown.
  • As students advance have them back up and attempt longer throws.
  • As students advance form more lines and add more dodgeballs.


  • Make lines of cones two feet behind both end lines of a rectangle.
  • Allow two teams to compete to knock-over each other’s cones and protect their own cones.