Last week Rodney shared ideas for setting up a Backyard Obstacle Course for Kids. These jumps made from pool noodles would make a great addition to any backyard obstacle course that you set up for your kids.
Creating a jumping course for kids is a fun way for them to get exercise. Whether you create jumps as part of an obstacle course or create hurdles simply for the fun of it, these pool noodle hurdles provide hours of entertainment for children. Since the pool noodles aren’t altered, they can go straight from the course to the pool and back again!
How to Make a Pool Noodle Obstacle Course for Kids (Hurdles)
For each hurdle, you will need one pool noodle and two ball point pens or pencils. You can pick up pool noodles at your local dollar store for a dollar each. While you are there you can pick up a box of pens or pencils for a dollar.
- 2 ink pens or pencils
- 1 pool noodle
To make each hurdle:
Push the ink pens into the ground, approximately 1” deep and 18” apart.
Place the pool noodle over the top of each pen to create a hurdle.
Repeat to make as many hurdles as you wish for your obstacle course.
Here are more Backyard Obstacle Course Ideas for Kids that you can combine with your pool noodle hurdles.
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- Tips for Hiking with Kids
- Backyard Camping Ideas for Kids
- Nature Walk Ideas for Kids of Various Ages
- Backyard Obstacle Course Ideas for Kids
- Tips for Geocaching with Kids
- Flashlight Tag and Other Nighttime Games for Kids
You can find more ideas for frugal summer fun for kids here as we share frugal summer activities to keep the kids busy all summer!
Thanks to Alicia for sharing her pictures with us. She says her kids have used the jumping course to teach their dog to jump.