Nothing says summer like pool noodles! I always like to tuck a few away for other times of the year too. Cheap and easy to find, pool noodles have so many uses! Check out this giant list of 25 cool pool noodle activities for anytime play! Nothing too fancy or hard to set up, these pool noodle crafts and games include gross motor, fine motor, early learning, STEAM, sensory and more. Seriously fun outdoor activities for kids and even grown ups too! Which one will you try first?
FUN POOL NOODLE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS TO TRY
THINGS TO DO WITH POOL NOODLES
Most people think of pool noodles and think of swimming pools. When I think of pool noodles, I think about easy and fun pool noodle activities. Sure we use them to swim too but we also use them for quick and fun pool noodle ideas.
We love simple activities with simple materials and the quicker the set up the better! All of these pool noodle ideas will be a real hit in our house. We have already enjoyed several pool noodle activities this year, and I found quite a few more I want to try. Make sure to stock up on pool noodles for DIY pool noodle play you can really do!
25 Pool Noodle Activities
Put your engineering and design skills to work with this super fun building challenge using pool noodles and shaving cream.
Another fun STEM challenge that is a lot less messy! Build your own structures with pool noodles and toothpicks.
A DIY marble run is so much fun to make and play with. Here we made a marble run wall from pool noodles. An easy pool noodle learning activity!
Learn and play with this fun and easy pool noodle learning activity. Practice letter recognition while stacking and lacing your pool noodles.
MORE FUN POOL NOODLE ACTIVITIES
There are tons of unique pool noodle play ideas to fit everyone’s interests! You can even paint with them, use them for cutting skills practice, or even make a set of simple building blocks for quiet time play! The possibilities are endless for inexpensive but totally cool ideas. Tip: Adults can use a serrated knife to easily slice pool noodle pieces.
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Simple pool noodle play ideas are great for indoor and outdoor play!
Have you tried any pool noodle ideas this summer?
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