Pool Noodle Archery


Gross Motor, Strength




Cones, hula hoops, pool noodles


You can do this as a relay race or have the kids compete against each other individually. Create a hula hoop target for each team by hanging the hoop from a basketball hoop, placing it against a wall, or using 4 cones to stand it up on the floor.


1. On ‘go’ the first child in line will throw their pool noodle like a javelin at their team’s hula hoop.

2. Their objective is to get the noodle through the hoop.

3. After they throw their pool noodle, they must retrieve it and bring it to the next child in line who follows the same pattern.

4. The first team that gets 10 points (javelin through the hoop) wins the round.

5. When the round is complete, try it again.

6. Students must stay behind the throwing line when taking their turn.

Make it Easier: 

Shorten the distance the kids have to throw the pool noodle.

Make it Harder:

Increase the distance the kids have to throw the pool noodle.

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