A lesson in cooperation.

Begin by cutting a few swimming noodles in half.  Give each player a noodle. Scatter 20 or more colorful balloons (blown up) on the ground around a 2 laundry baskets.

Give players five minutes to move as many balloons as possible into the laundry baskets without touching the balloons with any body part. The catch? The only tool they can use is their pool noodle. At first, players may try  batting the balloons into the basket alone. A lesson in cooperation will happen once they realize it takes two! Using the two pool noodles like giant chopsticks to lift the balloons into  the basket and you’ll have a team of winners! Be sure to have prizes for everyone.

Another oldie but goodie from Parents.com.

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Brain Noodles are like pipe cleaners on steroids. You can use your noodle to bend, twist, and create anything you can imagine! Craft fun for kids of all ages; birthday gifts, quiet play time, party favors, learning tools, brainstorming, ice breakers for parties, centerpieces, stress toys, luggage id, fundraisers, and more! The list goes on and on…With all the possibilities, Brain Noodles™ can be used again and again in unlimited ways.