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

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