Some indoor games that use pool noodles include limbo, balance beam, sword-play, tug-of-war, marble racing and super-sized tic-tac-toe. Other ideas require cutting the pool noodles into small pieces for educational games that involve stacking and sorting.
Children can write numbers and letters on pieces of sliced pool noodles to spell words or names, and then they can lace them onto string. A pool noodle in lengthwise slices can create a track that is ideal for racing marbles or small cars. Children can also use pool noodles to build indoor forts and use them along with funnels to play indoor water games.