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Noodle Hockey

The purpose of this activity it to get children using their hand eye coordination to move a ball into a target. Children will use their manipulative, locomotor and stability skills. 

Equipment required:
Balls, targets (eg hoops, markers, rope on ground), pool noodles

Ideas for variations:
Increase or decrease the size the ball, pool noodle, target, or playing area to vary the challenge.

SunSmart schools and early childhood programs

All educators are reminded to ensure children are "SunSmart" when outside. More information and resources on sun safety in early childhood can be found on Cancer Council website.
 

For more Active Play ideas for pre-school aged children, check out these links:
Ball Tag
Treasure Hunt
City Streets

Noodle Hockey

The Main Idea

Children use a shortened length of pool noodle to move the ball into a target.

Download the Noodle Hockey Active Play Card

 Noodle Hockey.pdf

Reference

Physical Activity in Early Childhood Settings by Kids Sports

A manual containing inclusive physical activities for children aged 0-5 years designed for parents, day-carers or teachers in a variety of early childhood settings.

The resource contains program ideas for babies and children aged 2- 5 years, safety guidelines and equipment lists, as well as over 25 games.

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