this video floating around Facebook with a bunch of pool noodle activities for kids and we went with it. Parents brought in dollar store pool noodles and some of my wonderful mom friends came over and we went to work! We cut, duct taped, and hung out. We had so much fun! Not to mention they came out really cool!
We made Rackets, bean bag toss, ring toss, and kick ball croquet. All of these were used for 3 kindergarten classes to play with. They survived. Seriously, they held up, they lasted, and the were awesome! The ring toss even survived three classes of second graders!
The Bean Bag Toss:
Basically pool noodles rock! There are so many pins in the world of Pinterest that can provide some use out of pool noodles, so you might see more posts using them. . . because 1. Gotta keep the kids busy and 2. they only cost a $1 at the dollar store!