November 30, 2009

Oodles of Noodles

Go noodle crazy with the latest addition to our website: wholesale pool noodles. Our bargain box is bursting with 46 tubes of soft, flexible, colourful fun pool noodles just waiting to be unleashed.

If you're looking for more fun and games for your pool playtime, swim noodles are a great addition to your collection of pool accessories. Sword fighting, swimming through obstacle courses and horse riding are just a few of the activities you can enjoy. Pool noodles are an easy way to generate good times in the pool.

Noodle sleeves and connectors can be used to create different larger structures out of your pool noodles. You can use a simple sleeve joining opposite ends of a noodle together to make a ring, or there are sleeves with either one or two cross-connectors allowing your imagination to run wild. Use the connectors to make simple rings, a figure of eight, goal posts, an obstacle course, a raft, you decide!

However, if you thought swim noodles were limited to being a fun swimming aid at the pool then think again! Noodles are an inexpensive, multipurpose addition to any school gymnasium which you will not want to be without. Noodles are lightweight which makes some games suitable even for Nursery / Reception children.

Here we have a few ideas to help you on your way to the checkout:

Hold the noodle upright and place a beanbag on top. Challenge the children to move around the room without the flame going out--that is, without the beanbag falling off.

Over/Under Limbo
Hold the noodles out horizontally, then challenge the children to move over or under the noodle in the style of a favourite animal: slither like a snake, crawl like a cat, or hop like a bunny.

And a couple of ideas for older children:

Noodle Soup
Spread a large number of minironis (small noodle pieces about 2 to 3 inches high) in the centre of the gym and split the class into 4 equal teams lined up behind cones facing the centre. Choose two pupils to be “crazy chefs” who must attempt to protect their noodle soup minironis) from the hungry pupils by hitting them with their spoons (longer noodle pieces). Each team sends two players at a time to collect the food in the middle and they may only take one noodle piece at a time. If a “crazy chef” hits a hungry pupil, the pupil must go back to their team without food and let another player go. After a few minutes, pick two new “crazy chefs” and continue the game. See how many pieces of soup each team can collect.

Noodle Volleyball
Give each pupil a Midaroni (half a noodle) and form teams on opposite sides of a net (or floor marker). Using a balloon, the pupils must attempt to strike the balloon up and over the net to the other side. Pupils may not hit the net with the noodle for safety reasons. The activity can be used as a game or for skill development. Add rules to challenge the pupils (i.e. – cannot touch the balloon two times in a row, must use three or less hits to get the balloon over the net, etc.).

Finally we challenge anyone to beat a pool noodle roof park created by a team of architects in New York.

Please submit original playful, creative, problem-solving ideas which you or your children come up with and we will feature them on our website.

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