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Score! Get moving and having fun with this super simple indoor hall hockey activity. It’s super easy to set-up this new way to play hockey at home!
This game is sure to bring out the laughs and competitive spirit in your kids.
Supplies Needed for This Indoor Hockey Activity:
- 2 small plastic bowls
- 1 bean bag or ball of socks for a puck
- painter’s tape (3 long strips)
- piece of paper and a pencil (optional)
Creating the Court to Play Hockey at Home:
Choose a hallway or line an area with pillows to make the outer edges of the playing surface.
The floor must be of tile or wood for the bean bag to slide.
Place a strip of tape across the middle of the court. This will designate sides each player.
Then place a strip of tape at the end of each side of the playing surface. This will designate the goal line that each player defends.
Grab your piece of paper and a pencil. Place it next to the indoor hockey court to use in keeping score during this activity.
My kids insisted on coming up with team names, so we wrote those at the top of our score sheet.
Place a bowl at each end of the court, along with the “puck” on the middle line (center court).
Rules of Play for Indoor Hockey Activity:
Start with each player choosing a side of the court to defend. They will then try and block the “puck” from crossing their goal line.
Play begins with the youngest player starting with the puck.
Next get players use the bowls to push the bean bag or sock across the court. Same as in the game of air hockey.
However, if you find the bowl is too hard for your child to manipulate, they can use their hands to push the puck.
This indoor hockey activity definitely builds hand-eye coordination skills.
Players cannot cross the middle line in the court to enter into the other person’s playing space.
So for this indoor activity each player must stay on their side of the hockey court.
How is a point scored or a goal made?
Score a goal by hitting the “puck” across (not on) the other player’s goal line (the strip of tape at the end of the court).
When a player scores a goal, they mark it on the score sheet.
We used tally marks to keep track of the goals (sneaking in a little counting practice).
Finally, the game ends when one player is the first to score five goals.
Crown that player as the Indoor Hockey Activity Champion. (At least of that round).
Side Note: I recommend having your kids wear pants to play this game. Since it can be a little hard on the knees.
When you finish one round (first to five), draw a line across your score sheet.
So that way you are ready to play a new round of hockey at home!
What are some of your favorite indoor energy buster games?
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