Pool Noodle Fun
I picked up a few dollar store pool noodles this summer to use in activities and it’s been great!
Have you used your pool noodles for anything other than in the pool fun? Well if you’re interested in pool noodle crafts its best to grab a few cheap ones from a dollar store. You can get thin noodles that are easy to cut and thus great for crafts in tons of colours.
We used them here them in a simple water sensory soup and sorting activity perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Add some bowls for sorting and bowls for mixing.
How to Set Up Pool Noodle Soup
Grab your pool noodles in different colours and use a pair of scissors to cut the pool noodles into pieces about 1 inch wide.
Toss them into a sensory bin and add some water so that they float.
Add some large bowls, large spoons for scooping and a whisk. You can even add recycled fruit containers for something new to hold the noodles. They also have holes so they are fun to put in the water. When they’re done, save the cut pool noodles for other activities!
Way to Play with the Pool Noodle Soup
Here are a few easy ways to extend the learning with this easy sensory bin:
- Sort the pool noodles by colour.
- Stack them by colour.
- Make patterns.
This activity is good for kids 2 years and up. My kids are 4, 4, and 8 year old.
This is a mess level is low.
Difficulty to Create
Skills Developed in Pool Noodle Soup Sensory Bin
Sensory play, language development, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
Supplies for Pool Noodle Soup
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- Pool Noodles
- Sensory Bin
- Large Bowls
- Large Spoons
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