Summer Hockey Game

Posted by on August 6, 2014 in Games | 27 comments

I made a Summer Hockey Game – “Slip and Slide” version for the grandkids. It was one of the fun events for our Oma and Opa Camp 2014. (Grandma & Grandpa Camp) The kids are ages 5-10 and this was a hit for all  ages.  The older kids really liked playing it fast, but it was easy enough for the little 5 yr.- olds to take part, too!

Summer Hockey Game - slip and slide

Materials Needed:

Large tarp – I used a 10′ by 20′ tarp.  Make it bigger, if you have two players on each side at one time.

Duck Tape – any 2 colors

1  – 3/8″ dowel – 4 feet

2 pool noodles

Landscape Fabric Pegs – find these at Home Depot in the nursery department

2 rubber balls (I bought these at Dollar Tree – 2 balls for $1.)



Use duct tape to tape a center  line on the tarp.

Use the second color to tape a line about 3 feet in front of the goal.

Cut dowel into four 1 foot  sections.

Use Fabric Pegs to secure tarp down on the lawn by placing them in the rivets and hammering them down. Make sure pegs get pounded level with the ground to prevent injuries.

On each end, pound dowel sections in two of the rivets ( approx. 3 in. down). Bend pool noodle and insert ends over the dowels for the goal.

Spray water all over the tarp and then squirt with soap (no-tears shampoo – if it gets in their eyes)

Add more water and soap as needed throughout the game!


Rules of the Game:

These are the rules we played…

Players could not go over the middle line. They had to shoot and play from their side.

No goal tending.

Players must be on their knees or slide around seated.

Balls must be hit with their open hand; not thrown. Balls could be caught with their hands, but then place down and hit with an open hand to score.

Vary play by using two balls at a time. Using two balls makes the Summer Hockey Game a lot faster. Extra kids not playing acted as ball runners.

With lots of kids, rotate them in.

Summer Hockey Game - slip & slide



  Summer Hockey Game - slip and slide


 This is a very “clean” game!! Rinse the kids off and no bath needed!  HA!

Have fun! I know your kids or grandkids will enjoy this game!


I’ll be posting the complete Oma and Opa Camp 2014, later.  So much to include!

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  1. Just when we thought the slip-n-slide was a one trick pony! My grands will love doing this! So glad you shared at the Summer Family Fun party!

    • My grandkids loved it, too! Easy to make.

  2. oh wow this looks like so much fun! makes you want to be like 30 years younger so you can get out there and slide around!

    • Yup! Wish I were 30 years younger, too, so I could have that fun!

  3. What a grand idea for the grandkids. Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!

  4. Love the idea!

  5. This looks like so much fun! I showed it to my 4 year old and she asked if we could buy a tarp right now! I better get on it soon or she’ll keep reminding me. I’m excited to check it out. Thanks for the idea!

    • You’re welcome! Have fun!

  6. This looks like so much fun! I think our grandkids are about old enough to enjoy this! Thanks for sharing at my link party.


    • Yes, they would love it! Keep it wet with a hose and use baby no-tears soap. That way it won’t hurt when they get it in their eyes.

  7. That looks like so much fun!! Perfect for these warm months!

    • You cool off real easy doing this!

  8. This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing at the #summerfamilyfun link-up!

    Holly @ While I’m Waiting…

    • The grandchildren sure loved it!

  9. Oh my goodness! WHAT a FUN and very usable idea! I am delighted to have found you! – or, I suppose, you found ME first! I’m staying around to see what my new fellow grandma friend has been up to!
    Following by email too.

    • Great! I’m following you, too!

  10. This fun post is being featured on my blog as part of Tuesdays with a Twist blog hop! :

  11. Thank You for stopping by Inspire Us Tuesdays and leaving some inspiration behind. We would love for you to visit each week and leave some inspiration, find some inspiration, and borrow some of these ideas for yourself for the future.

  12. This looks like a blast, and I am sure your grandchildren loved it! Thanks so much for sharing this on Celebrate It! link party. I hope you can stop by again this week!


  13. Love this idea! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  14. Haha…this is such a neat idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  15. This looks like a lot of fun!I would be honored if you would hop over and share with us at Inspire Us Tuesday.

  16. This is a great idea. Pinning it so I can do it with my kids when they get older. Thanks.

  17. That looks like a lot of fun!

  18. What fun for the kids. I’ll have to remember this when all my grandkids are over 😉

    Pinning it!
    Thanks for sharing!

  19. That looks like so much fun. Can’t wait to see the rest of Oma Camp.


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