Need an activity to help get the wiggles out? With the download of bowling subtraction, you will receive the instructions/modifications, bowling pin worksheet and bowling math labels.
Materials needed: I used recycled water bottles as bowling pins. I put a few teaspoons of sand in each one and sealed the covers. For bowling balls, I made half yarn balls and the other half are the foam balls from the local dollar store. This way the students and classroom will be safe of any loose balls in the room. The yarn balls do not roll, but need to be thrown at the pins. This gives the students a variety. You will also need pencils and coloring materials (colored pencils, crayons, markers etc.)
You can choose if students work alone or with a partner. Based on space, I have the students work in pairs or groups of three. Students will take turns bowling. When they knock pins down they will color in the number of pins on their paper. Then complete the subtraction math problem. Example: bowler knocks down 4 pins, colors in 4 bowling pins on the subtraction worksheet, and answers the subtraction question 10-4=6.