Bowling Physical Development Nursery 2 First Term Lesson Notes Week 5

Bowling: Lesson Plan

Subject: Physical Development
Class: Nursery 2
Term: First Term
Week: 5
Topic: Bowling
Sub-topic: Performing Bowling Activity
Duration: 40 minutes

Behavioral Objectives:

By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Perform a bowling activity by throwing an object over a perceived distance.
  2. Understand the basic concept of aiming and rolling a ball towards a target.


  • Bowling
  • Throw
  • Distance
  • Target

Entry Behaviour:

Pupils have basic experience with throwing and rolling objects.

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Soft balls (e.g., rubber or foam)
  • Plastic bowling pins or empty plastic bottles
  • Cones to mark boundaries
  • Tape to mark starting lines

Building Background / Connection to Prior Knowledge:

Discuss previous experiences with throwing and rolling objects and introduce the concept of aiming at a target.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Coordination
  • Aiming
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Motor skills

Reference Books:

Lagos State Scheme of Work

Instructional Materials:

  • Soft balls
  • Plastic bowling pins or bottles
  • Cones
  • Tape


Pupils will learn to perform a bowling activity by throwing a ball over a perceived distance to knock down pins.


Step 1: Review of Previous Topic

Step 2: Introduction of the New Topic

  • Introduce the new topic: “Bowling.”
  • Explain that they will learn to throw a ball to knock down pins over a distance.

Step 3: Teacher Demonstration and Pupil Participation

  • The teacher demonstrates how to hold and throw the ball towards the pins.
  • Show pupils the starting line and the target (pins).
  • Demonstrate the correct stance and aim.
  • Allow pupils to practice the bowling activity in turns.
  • Move around to assist and correct pupils as needed.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Demonstrate the bowling activity.
  • Guide pupils in positioning themselves correctly.
  • Assist pupils in throwing the ball and aiming at the pins.
  • Encourage pupils and give positive feedback.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Watch the teacher’s demonstration.
  • Take turns to practice throwing the ball.
  • Aim at the pins and try to knock them down.
  • Listen to the teacher’s instructions and corrections.


  • Observe pupils as they perform the bowling activity.
  • Check for coordination and aiming skills.
  • Note if they can throw the ball over a perceived distance and hit the target.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. Can you show me how to throw the ball?
  2. What is the target you are aiming at?
  3. How do you hold the ball before throwing it?
  4. Why is it important to aim at the pins?
  5. Can you throw the ball to knock down the pins?
  6. What happens if you miss the target?
  7. How does bowling help you with hand-eye coordination?
  8. Can you show me the correct stance for bowling?
  9. How do you feel when you knock down the pins?
  10. Why is it fun to play bowling with friends?


  • The teacher goes around to observe and assist pupils.
  • Praise pupils for their efforts.
  • Encourage pupils to practice bowling at home.
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