We love to play with pool noodles! They are a summer staple in our house, but for so much more than playing at the pool.

So, we’ve found the best cool activity ideas for summer – featuring pool noodles!

21 Ways To Play With Pool Noodles This Summer

21 Ways To Play With Pool Noodles This Summer

Make a sprinkler from a pool noodle for hours of summer fun! via Make It, Love It

Build a toy race car track. via Hot Wheels

My boys would love to play with these Pool Noodle Nunchucks. via The Nerd’s Wife

Build a pirate raft for epic summer fun! via FeltMagnet

Make a bow and arrow from a pool noodle. via Ziggity Zoom

Turn pool noodles into stick horses and have a relay race! via Mrs. King’s Music Class

Set up a tent and make a pretend campfire using pool noodle sticks. via Pre-K Pages

21 Ways To Play With Pool Noodles This Summer

Make Star Wars light sabers using duct tape! via Kids Activities Blog

Tape pool noodles to a ladder for an awesome marble run. via Inner Child Fun

Use pool noodles to construct a fun toss game for the back yard! via While He Was Napping

How fun are these pool noodle rockets? You fling them with a rubber band. via Frugal Fun 4 Boys

Construct a play house using pool noodles. via From ABCs to ACTs

Make a kid-sized car wash for back yard fun! via A Boy Named Parker

Teach kids how to hold cards with this simple hack. Perfect for game night! via The Brown Bag Teacher

21 Ways To Play With Pool Noodles This Summer

How fun is this DIY stacking game using pool noodles?! via The Nerd’s Wife

Cut a pool noodle into small pieces for easy (and quiet) building blocks. via I Can Teach My Child

These small boats are super cute and perfect for a water table. via Our Family of Seven

These pool noodle pom-pom shooters are super fun! via Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Make a water wall by attaching pool noodles to a pegboard. via Teaching Mama

Kids will love these mix and match pool noodle creatures. via And Next Comes L

Make airplanes from pool noodles. via JDaniel4’s Mom

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Leave a comment: Which one of these pool noodle activities do your kids want to try first?

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