Summertime doesn’t mean learning stops! Change up your learning manipulatives to pool noodles. There are so many great learning activities with pool noodles out there and I wanted to be sure you have all you need to help your students learn all summer long.
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Learning Activities with Pool Noodles
Grab your old set of pool noodles and make an awesome STEAM activity. All you need are a couple command stripes and a lot of imagination!
I love this easy fine motor work you can setup any time of year. Pool noodles make great manipulatives to work on your student’s hand strength while they concentrate!
Use your pool noodles for phonics decoding work. I love how easy this activity is to set up. You can adapt this for any learning level too!
Pool noodles are so much fun for little learners. We made a fun upper and lower letters match for a fun fine motor activity!
Core strength helps children in all aspects of the classroom. Create your own fine motor work that requires a little ingenuity as well.
This is perfect for warmer weather. Use pool noodles for sight word practice with a buoyancy lesson thrown in!
What a great idea! Label pool noodle pieces to make an adding to ten activity! I like how different color noodles are used.
Create a caterpillar counting activity perfect for your little learners! This activity can easily be adapted for counting by 2s, 5s, or 10s.
Make learning base tens more fun with pool noodles! When you use different colors they can represent ones place and tens place.
This is a great activity for your littlest learners. Learning to thread numbered pool noodles is great for hand eye coordination and fine motor skills.
You cannot miss out on making one of these back to school crafts! This giant pool noodle pencil is so great and will be a huge hit for your little learners headed back to school.
CVC word practice is perfect for after school practice for little learners. Help parents setup an easy activity with pool noodles to help students learn while they play.
Do you have a set of Duplo blocks? Grab them for some extra creativity with pool noodles. This is a great STEM project!
Indoor towers with pool noodles! I love this simple project that will keep students learning for hours.
Give this DIY fraction introduction with pool noodles a try. The different colors gives a great visual for little ones as they work through the concept of fractions.
Make mini boats for your outdoor sensory play bin. Students can learn about wind with homemade sails and talk about how objects sink or float.
What could your students create if they have a basket of letters? Make them out of pool noodles for a great learning activity that will last all year long.
Grab the tongs and pool noodles for a simple fine motor activity that is easy to setup. I love giving options for the type materials to be used to complete an activity!
This looks like fun! Create your own pool noodle word search with fun letter stickers.
Take your learning outdoors with DIY outdoor letter line. I would love to add this to our outdoor play space to help kids learning and play all summer long!
Wow! What a fun idea! Use pool noodles to make a backyard abacus. I really like how this abacus uses different colors for easy use!
The last suggestion is a lot of fun. Make pool noodle card holders for your summertime games!
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Do you have any favorite learning activities with pool noodles that are not on the list?