Saturday, March 21, 2015

Outdoor Fun- Safe Swords


 

We have been having weeks of rainy, soggy, cold weather. I am so ready for my kids to get outside and play in the warm sunshine. One of the first things I am sure they will do is gather sticks for a "sword" fight.

 
 
 
If your kids are like mine, they love pretending that sticks are swords or lightsabers. Although I want my boys to be active I would rather them play with something safer than a sharp stick. These foam swords were a great answer.  They will spend hours outdoors playing with these "swords."
 

 
The easiest way to make them is to use pool noodles. You just cut the pool noodles in half with scissors, and then use duct tape to make the handles. To be more creative, use markers or colored duct tape on the handles to make them look more like lightsabers.
What if you can't find pool noodles?  When we went to buy ours, the store did not have pool noodles in, yet; so they gave us pipe foam insulators that were being used for a display. They worked just as well as the pool noodles.
You can have a traditional sword fight, or you could also make up a more advanced game. You score points based on where the sword touches you--1 point for the leg area, 2 points for the arm area, 5 points for the stomach or back. However you decide to play with them, they will provide hours of fun. They even make a great craft idea for a boy's birthday party.
 
I am excited to be a part of The Outdoor Challenge with 30 other bloggers who are giving us great ideas to keep our kids active and to enjoy the outdoors. Check out the rest of The Outdoor Play Challenge at Building Blocks and Acorns.  
 

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  1. We made some like this -- with pvc pipe down the middle and a pvc pipe crosspiece!
    They do have HOURS of fun sword-fighting.
    ~Lee
    PS I came over from Outdoor Play Challenge.

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