Short motivational activities are great in between drilling. And it gives the kiddos a chance to get up out of their seat for 30 seconds (extra necessary for boys).
Bowling can be easily customized to suit the child's interests (superheros, animals, barbie, pokemon, etc.). My client loved Starwars so I printed out some popular characters and taped them to the pins.
You could also tape sounds/words to the pins-whatever they knock down they have to produce.
What you'll need:
- Plastic bowling set
How to play:
Bowling is a quick and easy activity. Just set it up in the corner of the room and and let the child know that after X number of drill cards he/she will get to have a turn.
"Who can you knock down?" I'd ask.
Needless to say, he loved it.