We had a few pool noodles in the closet that were left over from summer fun, so today Veronika and I found a few indoor winter ways to play with them!
First, we tried making a pool noodle “necklace”. Cut pool noodles into smaller pieces so they are like giant beads and then give your child twine (or a rope) and thread them on.
Preschoolers can get in some great threading practice by doing this activity solo. I helped Veronika by inserting the twine into the hole of each pool noodle piece, and then she would pull it through.
At first this made a fun pull toy! She loved dragging it along behind her or wiggling it in the air.
Once we had enough of pieces looped on, I tied the two ends of twine together to form a giant dress-up necklace.
Next, I cut out slightly larger pool noodle pieces, and these were great to stack like blocks!
These towers were particularly fun to push over, because the soft foam won’t hurt a thing.
I loved that we found a way to reuse a summer material on a winter’s day!