Play Ideas with Pool Noodles: It’s Playtime Link-up

As summer is drawing to a close, I am dreaming and scheming of different things I can do with our deformed and wilted pool noodles.  Thanks Chocolate Muffin Tree, Frugal Fun for Boys, Gratefully Growing and Mama Pea Pod for submitting a bunch of inspiring ideas in previous It’s Playtime Link-ups.  I am thrilled our most popular linked posts are getting well over one-hundred views a week!  Thanks for making my day and to all our contributors for providing so many great ideas.


lightsaber from pool noodles

Homemade Toys.

Have some kids who are Jedi’s-in-training?  We have some Star Wars fanatics.  All you need to re-make a pool noodle into a light saber is silver duct tape, black tape and some energetic boys who are less likely to hurt themselves with the foam weapons.


pool noodle play ideas

Play Ideas:

Using pool noodles to make homemade toy swords (or lightsabers).  My boys favorite toys are lightsabers made from pool noodles.  The ones pictured above were party favors given to us at a birthday party.

Practice Gross Motor Skills with Noodle Jumping – I can see a variation of this, pool noodle Limbo!  Perfect for the active preschoolers in your life.

Have your kids summer craft while in the pool by creating a Floating Sponge Sculpture.  This bloggerused pieces of the noodles to create floating sculptures – use pipecleaners and/or toothpicks to connect the pieces.

Add pool noodles to your summer craft bucket.  Use pool noodles to paint, dip them into paint and make prints with the noodles.

DIY Pool Noodle Blocks, cut the noodles up – they are great for stacking, especially for tots.


Things to do with kids during the summer

Do you have a favorite activity that you enjoy with your kids?  I would love to hear about it!

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An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).