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Pool Noodle Tower Building

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A relay to get pieces of foam (or pieces of pool noodle) with the use of two pool noodles and bring the pieces back to build the highest tower possible

-Equipment List:

  • Two half-length pool noodles per team.

  • Many (maybe 50) foam pieces or cut up pool-noodle pucks.


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Set up teams of 3-5 players per team at a starting line.

  • Give each team two half-length pool noodles.

  • Place 50 foam pieces 10-20 paces away from the start line.


  • At the signal to begin pairs of players run to the pile of foam pieces and pick up, between two pool noodles, one foam piece and return it to their team.

  • When the foam piece is returned, the pool noodles are given two new players to pick up another foam piece.

  • Teams can begin to pile their foam pieces so that they can build the highest tower with the foam pieces.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Questions for Understanding:

  • What priciples leads to the greatest success?

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