Kickin’ it Croquet Style

Kids need to burn off some of that extra energy? Have some old pool noodles on-hand?? Then it’s time to make up your own kick croquet lawn game!!

Cut pool noodles in half down the middle (we reused the ones from our awesome marble run), and each pool noodle is enough to make up two arches. Use garden stakes to keep them in place on the lawn. Gather up a few kick balls and kick the ball through the course croquet style! First one to get their ball to the finish wins!!

This ended up turning into a “beat the clock” racing game… fun!!


Lots of great active and frugal fun!

Wishing you and your lovely family a wonderful weekend!!


  1. Love it! That will be so much fun.

  2. Great fun! I love that you recycled the marble run pool noodles, too!

  3. This looks like tons of fun!!

  4. This is such a clever idea. It can even be incorporated into an obstacle course.

  5. That’s awesome! Now I know just what to do with our left over plastic hose! We made hula hoops out of it, but still had some left… this would be perfect. Thanks! Love your ideas :))

  6. I had heard of using hula hoops, but this looks easier. Looks like so much fun!

  7. OK- I am tired after just looking at those little ones run…

  8. What a great idea!

  9. This is an awesome idea! I love your pool noodle uses.

  10. Dear Valerie,

    Way to use your noodle(s).


  11. How did you put them in the lawn?

  12. My kids would love this, I will have to go and get out the pool noodles, too cold for swimming here yet!

  13. I was inspired by one of your older activities “Flower Prints from Soda Bottles,” and was unable to leave a comment there but I wanted you to know and check out the little twist we added. I linked to you on my blog.

    Just wanted to thank you for the inspiration and great blog!

  14. Great idea! And I am sure that pool noodles are deeply discounted right now at the end of the summer for those who don’t have any lying around, too!

  15. This sounds like a fantastic idea. I will share!

  16. I linked up to you guys twice in the last few days! I love the use of clearance pool noodles for keeping the kiddos entertained! This idea is ADORABLE and these simple entertainment ideas are lifesavers for mommas on the countdown to school starting back up!


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