Lucky enough to live in warm temperatures all year round or have a pool right outside your back door? Use that pool to your advantage and learn while you splish and splash! But if not, don’t fret, you can take these fun activities to the public pool! Sneak in some learning with these fun pool games for kids!
As I write this my Midwest bones are wishing for the warmth and sunshine to come NOW! If you are in the same boat, save these fun ideas for later. Pool days are a coming! If you happen to be one of the lucky ones to live much further south than us, you can get a head start and perhaps start playing some of these fun pool games for kids NOW!
** This should go without saying, but please be mindful with children and water. Adult supervision is a must! ** These games can be adapted to play in various depths of water. You know your child best. Feel free to even adapt some of these games to a smaller inflatable pool and/or toddler pool so the little ones don’t feel left out!
Pool Games for Kids
Everyone knows the standard Marco Polo, basketball, somersaults, and other pool games. We wanted to share some pool games for kids that are educational to sneak in some summer learning. Here are the best 8 play and learn activities for kids during the summer.
Sight Word Dive – I Can Teach My Child
Re-purpose those diving sticks to practice high frequency sight words. I love that this activity can be adaptable to a variety of concepts!
Swimming Pool Scrabble – Toddler Approved
How fun is this idea? Practice making words with this Swimming Pool Scrabble Game!
Pool Noodle Memory Game – Surviving a Teacher’s Salary
Here’s a game that even the littles can enjoy in the shallow end! Use letters, numbers, and/ or shapes and play memory!
DIY Sponge Ball Target Game – Fun Loving Families
Sneak in addition with larger numbers for the older kiddos with this pool game for kids.
Floating Numbers Pool Game – Paging Fun Mums
I love this creative use of corks to practice numbers in the pool!
Sight Word Swim – Coffee Cups and Crayons
Another fun sight word game using plastic balls! Again, feel free to adapt this to some other learning concept!
Pool Math Games – Toddler Approved
Toddler Approve shares several fun ways to build number sense all while in the pool!
Treasure Dive (aka Penny Dive) –
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