Looking to add a dash of excitement to your assisted living activities? Look no further! Bob’s Bowls and DIY Golf Game are not just games; they are avenues for fun, camaraderie, and friendly competition, tailored perfectly for seniors. Whether you’re a fan of bowling or keen on your putting skills, this versatile game is your ticket to an afternoon filled with laughter and joy.
Crafting Your Score Box: Turning Plywood or Cardboard into Fun!
If you have a handy partner or a DIY enthusiast among the residents, crafting your own score box can be a delightful project. From plywood to cardboard boxes, the possibilities are as varied as the game outcomes. With a bit of creativity, you can transform simple materials into a golfing or bowling adventure. Don’t worry; even if you’re not too handy with tools, the joy of crafting is all about the process and the shared laughter it brings.
Below are some examples of a Golf and Bowling Scoring box you can copy for your own game.
You will need:
- Balls – small balls like golf or tennis balls that will fit into the goal holes. (minimum 6)
- Whiteboard – to write down scores
- Goal – Like the ones shown below. Can be made from a cardboard box or wood.
- Lightweight Putting clubs (for the golf version)
How to Play Bowls or Golf Game:
- Place the score box close to a wide wall so if the ball goes astray the wall will stop the balls rolling too far.
- Seat all players on chairs on either side of the score box in a line.
- Place a masking tape line on the floor up to 3 meters from the scoring box, this will be the line of where to bowl or putt from.
- The game can be played in two teams or as individual scorers. The highest scorer of the day is the winner.
- This game can also be played in a seated position, have a chair available at the line.
- Each player puts or bowls the balls towards the goal.
- The aim of the game is to get the balls into the highest numbers on the scoring box this will increase the overall score for the player.
- Have a few rounds if time permits and add all the scores together.
- Give a prize for the top-scoring bowler or golfer and the runner-up on the day.