Noodle Hockey

Age: Preschool, Kindergartenball1

Equipment: Pool noodles, ball

Space requirements: Open space

Activity description:

  • Children play a game of hockey but instead of sticks and a puck, they play with pool noodles and a light weight ball such as a beach ball or wiffle ball.
  • Children work on successfully passing the ball within a small group rather than scoring goals.

Skill development:

  • Physical skills: sending and receiving an object; eye-hand coordination; bending; aim and accuracy; spatial awareness
  • Non-physical skills: cooperation; sharing; critical thinking

Adjust the challenge:

  • Use shorter pool noodles which will be easier to control.
  • Introduce a goal children should try to score on.

Activity modified from: Sudbury Children’s Services Physical Activity Resource Guide for Child Care Centres

Posted in 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, M-R, Open space

Share

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

Print

Print

Find an activity

More activities to try

  • Circle Overtake
    Age: Preschool Equipment: Bean bags Space requirements: Small space, open space Activity de...
  • Choo-Choo Clean Up
    Age: Toddler, Preschool Equipment: Bucket or basket Space requirements: Small space Activit...
  • Reaching and Crawling
    Age: Infant Equipment: Infant toy Space requirements: On-the-spot Activity description: ...
  • Pigs Fly
    Age: Toddler, Preschool Equipment: None Space requirements: On-the-spot Activity descriptio...
  • Ball Chase
    Age: Infant, Toddler Equipment: Reaction ball Space requirements: Open space Activity descr...
  • Laundry Relay
    Age: Preschool, Kindergarten Equipment: Laundry basket, clothes Space requirements: Open space...