Move Over My Noodle

Grade level: K-6

Equipment:  Foam pool Noodles, Wacky Noodle Stoppers (see picture)

Objective: To practice vertical and horizontal climbing moves by traversing over and under Noodles.


Description:   Place several Noodles in the Wacky Noodle Stoppers all over the wall.  Explain to the students that they must traverse the length of the wall by traversing over and under the Noodles that are placed on the wall.   You can color coordinate your Noodles for what direction the students need to climb.  For example:  the students must climb OVER all of the Pink Noodles, UNDER all of the Green Noodles, and must do a 360 all the way around the Yellow Noodles.  You can time this activity to add a level of challenge.

Rules/Safety/Accommodations: Students should follow basic climbing wall rules.

Facilitation/Reflection Questions:

  1. How can you benefit from trying to beat your best time?
  2. How were you helpful in this activity?
  3. What was your favorite part of this activity?

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