If you have a pool or go swimming very often in the summer then you probably have a few pool noodles laying around. Those plastic noodles are great for lots of activities – even outside of the pool! There are so many fun pool noodle games you can make with your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. We’ve also include some fun pool noodle activities and lots of cute pool noodle crafts for kids too!
Pool noodle games
Pool noodles are a fun and inexpensive material to make some EPIC pool noodle games! These pool noodle activities are easy to make and loads of fun for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students. Pool noodles can be used for lots of different things – not just for swimming in the pool. You can cut them up and use them for a variety of pool noodle crafts too. You’re only limited by your imagination (and how many pool noodles you have hanging around in your backyard)! So pick your favorite and have fun with these clever summer activities for kids!
Pool Noodle Activities
These 30+ pool noodle activities for kids will have you and your children busy crafting and creating. From art projects, to learning activities, and even some hands-on fun, you’re sure to find a few projects to inspire your kid’s creativity.
- Handy Pool Noodle Sign Stand from Pre-K Pages
- Learn your letters with these Pool Noodle Alphabet Basket from The Educator’s Spin on It
- EPIC Pool Noodle Catapult will delight kids of all ages from Toddler Approved
- Summer STEM with this Pool Noodle Structures with Toothpicks from Little Bins for Little Hands
- Cool off with this Pool Noodle Water Hose Play from Teach Preschool
- Work on literacy this summer with this Pool Noodle Syllable Caterpillar from Pre-K Pages
- Kids will be delighted by this Pool Noodle Marble Run from P is for Preschooler
- Pool Noodle Stack from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
- Easiest DIY Kid-Made Water Wall from Hand Made Kid’s Art
Pool Noodle Crafts
- Cute Pool Noodle Letter Matching from Pre-K Pages
- Hands-on Pool Noodle & Shaving Cream Activity from Little Bins for Little Hands
- ABC Order with Giant Pool Noodle Alphabet Beads from The Educator’s Spin on It
- Adorable Pool Noodle Shark from JDaniel4’s Mom
- Head under the sea with this Pool Noodle Jellyfish from Mama Miss
- Make this fun Pool Noodle Sculptures from Child Central Station
- Pumpkin Printing with Pool Noodles from Toddler Approved
- Improve spelling skills with this Pool Noodle Word Search from Easy Peasy & Fun
- Summer Pool Noodle STEAM Fun from One Time Through
- How cool is this Pool Noodle Marble Run from Little Bins for Little Hands
- Dig in to this Pool Noodle Sensory Play from The Jenny Evolution
- Pool Noodles & Golf Tees from Time for Play
Pool Noodle Ideas
- Pool Noodle Build a Word Towers from The Educator’s Spin on It
- Kids favorite Pool Noodle Swords from The Joy of Boys
- How to Make a Batting Tee from Pool Noodles from JDaniel’s4 Mom
- Caterpillar Counting from I Can Teach My Child
- Pool Noodle Boat Racing Game from See Vanessa Craft
- Pool Noodle Javelin Throw from Therapy Fun Zone
- Building Blocks Busy Bag from Coffee Cups & Crayons
- Pool Noodle Croquet from Inner Child Fun
- DIY Pool Noodle Sprinkler from Essential Kids
- Adding to 10 Pool Noodle Game from JDaniel4’s Mom
- Counting & Color Sorting with Pool Noodles from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
Do you have a clever way to use pool noodles?
Leave me a comment and tell me about your fun pool noodle activities!
Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:
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Summer activities for kindergartners
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- Find activities by month with our June Crafts for kids or our June Activities for Kids!
Fun Summer Activities for Kids
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- Whip up a batch of Kool Aid Playdough – it smells amazing!
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- After seeing the frogs at the pond, grab this free life cycle of a frog worksheet
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