Canoodle Indoor/Outdoor Building Toy

Jennifer D. is here to tell you about her experience with the Canoodle Building Toys and offer a giveaway to one of you. She was compensated for this post and received a sample set so she could share her experience with the product.

My kids do not love to play outside. I wish they did, but they don’t. In the summer, we spend a lot of time outside in our pool, and I can occasionally convince them to bike or scooter to the neighborhood park.

Canoodle Collage


When I was offered the opportunity to try out the Canoodle Toy, I jumped at it. It arrived to coincide with a cousin visit as well. Knowing that it’s easier to say “Go outside!” if you have someone to play with, I knew I could convince my son to try it out.  Since my kids are over 5 years apart, they don’t always have built-in playmates.

I love the idea that we can combine pool play with building fun, because even though my 9 1/2 year old likes to be outside in the pool, even that can be “boring,” if there’s no one swimming with him.

The info from the Canoodle press materials explain it well:

The Canoodle toy story goes back to our own childhood. Remember when we played outdoors until sunset? As kids, we would entertain ourselves with a simple ball and a stick or building a go-cart made of wood. We would build tree houses or forts and our imagination was our best friend and companion. Canoodle toy is about going back to the good ol’ days of inspiring kids to think and to challenge their creativity. This erector type building set will encourage your child’s interests allowing them to live in an environment of creation, ideation, concept building, mental development, problem solving and pure PLAYTIME FUN.


The set includes lots of cool connectors and ideas to use on the noodles. The sword set is fun and makes for immediate fun inside or outside.

These noodles are similar to the pool noodles, but seem to be a little sturdier. We supplemented the two we received in our sample kit with some of our old ones. Canoodle toys float, have a UV protectant which will not allow the toy to fade or crack due to the harmful effects from the sun and are made of a poly plastic resin that is of food grade quality and completely safe for kids.

The Skinny from the Kids

When they opened up the package, they loved all the different colors and shapes of the connectors. The swords were immediately picked up (and even customized). The kids who were playing were 9, 10, 14 and 15. The older kids definitely had to help the younger ones out. They said it was hard to put them together by themselves.MinibuildingsetBut in reading Canoodle’s press materials, I noticed that one of their goals is to build creativity, learn while playing, and encourage quality time for families together. Letting kids take the lead in building but helping where needed is a perfect compromise.

Canoodle is a truly unique toy. I love the indoor/outdoor crossover, and I think that we will enjoy some fun creative family play this summer.

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Enter to win

  • 1 Mini building set (pictured above)
  • 2 Pirate noodle sword
  • 1  3 pc building set
  • 1 Noodle cutter

Give away value $ 68.99


  1. says

    When I actually get the kids outside, they usually will create some kind of story based on their video games or shows they like. They use their imaginations which is great and sticks as weapons. Sticks the greatest toy ever since the caveman days.

  2. Erin Ellis says

    My kids love to run around and climb things. They also love to swing and slide. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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  3. Sally B. says

    I absolutely love this toy ! I checked out their website and ended up ordering a few sets for my three kids. I thinks it will be good for them to play together and build skills at the same time.

    Thanks for this post.

  4. Terra Heck says

    My kids like to ride their bikes, take the puppy on walks, and create art with sidewalk chalk. Thanks.

  5. says

    we have chickens – my daughter loves playing with the chickens. one of them even rides the handlebars of her scooter :). it’s as funny as it sounds!

  6. heta s says

    in winter , they do sledding and in summer/spring/fall- on driveway. they make town, roads and play games like student/teacher.

  7. Paula Michele Hafner says

    They like to play with the dogs, ride their bikes or scooters, make up games, play in the sand box, or pretend. My son really likes to pretend all sorts of things. Yesterday he was a pirate wood chopper and today he was a character named kite man.

  8. Heidi Embrey says

    My kids like gardening with me and seeing little creatures in our yard. We call them our outside pets, like birds, frogs, lizards, sometimes we will see a black snake that lives in our front yard. We saw a beautiful pine snake once. They’re a threatened species so it’s nice that they have a habitat in our yard :)

  9. Taryn T. says

    My kids like to play in the water, ride bikes, and scooters! All except the 13 year old… suddenly he is too cool to play in the sprinklers!

  10. Sarah C says

    Run around and explore! He is still pretty young so he is perfectly happy as long as he is in the sunshine.

  11. Heather Dawn says

    My boys like to go to the park, ride their bikes, and run around shooting each other with their Nerf guns.

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