“Be hospitable to one another without complaining.” 1 Peter 4:9
- Two colors of pool noodles (One noodle per player)
- Masking tape
- Two small portable soccer nets or large laundry baskets
- Small beach ball
- One chair for each player
- Whistle (for the ref, because you are going to need it!)
- Mark the rectangular playing field with masking tape.
- Use tape to mark center field across the rectangle.
- Place a soccer net or laundry basket at each end of the “field” for the goal.
- Place chairs about 10 inches apart around the perimeter of the field. (If chairs aren’t available, use masking tape to make an “X” to mark a spot for each player to stand.)
Teams will be defined by the color noodle they are holding. One offensive player and one defensive player are positioned next to the goal to assist with either “protecting” their team’s goal or trying to assist their team in “scoring” a goal. Players only use the noodle to move the ball and must remain in their seats or on their “X” spot at all times.
Set up the game with two five-minute periods. If players want to continue, have everyone switch seats. This will allow players to enjoy a different perspective of the game.
Adjust the playing field length and width to the age of your players. Younger children need a shorter distance across in order to reach the ball with their noodle. A good rule of thumb would be when sitting down, player can reach just beyond the halfway point of the field. This will make the game more fun and less likely to hit the player sitting directly across with the noodle.
See Mr. Mark at One of These Upcoming Training Events
April 27, 2019
Hope Fellowship, Lake Jackson, TX
Morning | The Seven Desires of Your Child’s Heart, Dealing with Entitlements and a Lack of Respect
Afternoon | Fine-tuning your Super Power, The Three Pillars of Childhood Ministry
May 10-11, 2019
Green Valley Baptist Association (First Baptist Church, Henderson, KY)
Friday | 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m. | Enlisting and Building a Strong Teaching Team
Saturday | 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m. | Become an Amazing Storyteller, Fine-tuning your Super Power