Noodle Hockey

3 - 5
Child Development
gross motor skills, coordination
Pool noodles
Physical Activity


Where this can be played
Indoors or outdoors
How to Play

1.    Give children a pool noodle and light weight ball. 
2.    Have them try moving the ball around the space with the pool noodle.
3.    Set up targets for them to try and knock down with the ball.

Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options

-    Use shorter pool noodles that are easier to control.
-    Try passing the ball between a small group of children.
-    For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. 
-    If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.
-    If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications

Source – Adapted from Have a Ball Together