Pool Noodle Olympics in Your Yard Soon!
Even though the children are young it doesn’t mean they cannot compete in the Olympics- the Pool Noodle Olympics! There will be no travel expenses involved, no advertising on network television, and no extensive training for 4 years. Once you set it up the children can practice all they want- in your backyard! Invite the whole neighborhood to your backyard- you know where your kids are.
To set the stage, we need some items to be used during the opening and closing ceremonies and for score keeping.
Here is the Opening and Closing Ceremony archway. It could also be the platform the athletes stand under when they win their event.
These are some possible score keeping devices. Each child has their own string for events accomplished. The other is an abacus that could be adapted- one string for each child.
We are ready to begin!
Here are some suggestions for the events to be held in your backyard Pool Noodle Olympics. These are in no specific order.
For children of any age, Pool Noodle Olympic Hurdles can be adapted for height and width.A great precision throwing sport, Pool Noodle Olympic Javelin Throw can really add up the points. Again, can be adapted to any number of hoops and distances thrown.
With two different levels of accuracy shown Pool Noodle Olympic Ring Toss offers a great feeling of success for all who play. Just a note for set-up, dowels or pencils can be used for the poles to stand upright.
Pool Noodle Olympic Steeple Chase (with or without the horses) can offer children of all ages the opportunity to shine.
Pool Noodle Olympic Field Goal Kick- pictured above in collage
Pool Noodle Olympic Balance Board
With jousting sticks and a sword Pool Noodle Olympics Fencing Event is a safe way to carry out these events.
Using a bullseye as the target, or perhaps the same ideas as the javelin throw, Pool Noodle Olympics Archery offers children the chance to show off their precision targeting.
Shoot! Score with Pool Noodle Olympic Basketball- two skill levels presented.
Pool Noodle Olympic Golf- two different skill levels-
Pool Noodle Olympic Shooting
Pool Noodle Olympic Catapult
Pool Noodle Olympic Obstacle Course- possibilities are endless with a little creativity
Pool Noodle Olympics Equestrian Races
Pool Noodle Olympic Volleyball
Pool Noodle Olympic Hockey/Soccer
Pool Noodle Olympic Bowling or Shooting
Pool Noodle Olympic Team and Individual Rowing
Pool Noodle Olympic Synchronized Swimming
Pool Noodle Olympic Tennis
There are more. There will be a Pool Noodle Olympic Page 2! Many of these sporting events can be converted to indoor play, so the olympics can be done at any time during the year. How about those snowdays!