If playing another round of peekaboo or pattycake will make you lose your marbles, switch up your game plan. Add creativity to play time by introducing a few new pursuits — many of which you can make yourself using things around your house. Click through our slideshow for 13 great ideas for baby games, from recycled bottle bowling to mini pom-pon scooping.

Baby Bowling

Parents don’t have to hit up the alley for babies to bowl. Find some easy knock-down pins (recycled bottles do the trick), any kind of ball and a clear space. Check out Powerful Mothering for more details.

Photo: courtesy of Niccolete Roux

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— Gabby Cullen
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Oh, and … Red Tricycle always advises that these games be played under parental supervision

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