Games & Icebreakers, Outdoor Games

Field Noodle Hockey


This game is simple to play, and your kids are gonna love it.

You need a couple/three beach balls, and two goals to play. Also, you will need one-half of a pool noodle for each student. (Just buy one noodle for every two students and then cut them in half. Viola!) Now you’re set to play.

Play just like hockey. Students use the noodle to slap the beach ball into the other team’s goal. Most points wins. (If you have a large group and limited play space, set a 5-minute timer on each game so you can cycle a large number of players through as quickly as possible.)

Variation: If you want to make it even more fun, throw in more than one beach ball. That way the teams will have to defend and attack at the same time.


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


  1. Brian
    June 11, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Didn’t work very well. Noodles didn’t hold up good. They always lose their stiffness and make it too hard to hit ball. People end up getting hurt when the noodles are too flexible.

  2. Seth
    April 2, 2014 at 12:00 am

    This Game is great. I recommend using a whole noodle and tying a knot in it to make it easier to hit the ball. It is a lot of fun and you can hit people with the noodles and it doesn’t hurt to bad

  3. Brian
    June 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

    You have to buy the strong sturdy kind of pool noodles. The flimsy ones do not work well and people get hurt by getting to close and banging knees. 🙁

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