INSIDE: Pool Noodle Water Wall is a fun summer activity for toddlers, preschoolers or kids of all ages! Turn those extra pool noodles into a fun STEAM activity this activity!
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Pool Noodle Water Wall
This is a super fun and easy way to keep little and even big kids occupied this summer. All you need are pool noodles and string. I created our water wall on a fence. When creating your water wall try and find a vertical surface that has slots where you can thread the twine or string through.
Use the twine to secure the pool noodles to the fence. Insert the fennels into the top of the pool noodles and place a few large bowls or buckets under the noodles to catch the water.
I filled a few buckets with water and handed my little ones some large measuring cups and other containers such as a jug and let them pour water down the funnel and watch it come out the other end!
How they Played
They loved it immediately! My 7 year old too. She was testing out how fast the water poured down each noodle and filled up the buckets and bowls below.
My 3 year olds used trial and error to figure out how much water to pour at once so that the funnel didn’t over flow. This was definitely a fun way to keep them entertained in the backyard this summer!
My kids are 7 years old and 3 years old (twins). This activity is great for toddlers 2.5 years old and up, with assistance.
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- Pool Noodles
- String or twine
- Large Measuring Cups or a small jug