Pool Noodle Boats Water Sensory Bin

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Last year I cut up some pool noodles for a pool noodle water bin. We have since had a lot of fun with these pool noodles.  One of the things we tried last year was pool noodle boats.  They kids had a lot of fun with them in the bath tub.  A year later and we still have our cut up pool noodles for playtime.  I decided to make some new and improved Pool Noodle Boats for the kids this year since I had plans to use them in a sensory bin.
 
Pool Noodle Boats Water Sensory Bin
 

Pool Noodle Boats Water Sensory Bin 

 


Pool Noodle Boats Water Sensory Bin

Above is a picture of the boats I made last year.

Pool Noodle Boats Water Sensory Bin

 

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What I used:

foam sheetsFoam Sheets for Arts and Crafting Projects (32 Sheets, 6 Assorted Colors)


cut up pool noodles- Robelle Pool Water Noodles Blue and Pink 12-Pack


strawsKizmos 125 Count Assorted Flex Straws, Jumbo


hole punchSwingline 1-Hole Punch, 1/4″ Holes, 5 Sheets (A7074005)


scissors

Pool Noodle Boats Water Sensory Bin



What I did:

I cut out “sails”  from the foam sheets.  I used blue, green, and red colored foam sheets and cut out triangle shapes.  I then cut the straws down so they were not so long.

Pool Noodle Boats Water Sensory Bin

I then took the hole punch and punched 2 holes in each sail.  One on top and bottom.  I used these hole to slide the straw through.  I then poked the sharp tip of the scissors into the pool noodle and put the straw in the small hole.  Now we had Pool Noodle Boats.

Pool Noodle Boats Water Sensory Bin

I just loved the bright colors of the boats.  Now the question was would they float with the new design? 

Pool Noodle Boats Water Sensory Bin

I made the kids a Pool Noodle Water Sensory Bin for playtime.  We LOVE water play at my house.  It has been a great way for my multiple aged kids to play together time after time.  My kids are 5yr – 1yr.  Last year it was big brother and little brother playing and this year baby brother is getting in on the fun too.

Pool Noodle Boats Water Sensory Bin

This day little brother was running around in the yard and did not want to come play in the water bin.  Big brother and little brother could not wait to get their hands in it.

Pool Noodle Boats Water Sensory Bin


As you can see they did float.  My oldest kept knocking them on their sides and flipping them back over.  I have used small amounts of blue food coloring in the past for our water bins and the bath color tabs.  They work well without staining.  This day I added a water flavor packet and baby brother ended up a little blue!  After a good bath only his toes remained with a blue tint.  The blue water did smell wonderful during playtime, haha.  But we will not use water flavor packets again anytime soon.

Pool Noodle Boats Water Sensory Bin

Baby brother was the only one that climbed in and sat in the bin. That is why he was the only one who was blue from the waist down.

Pool Noodle Boats Water Sensory Bin

Just playing the day away!  

Sensory water bins are great for the exploration of our senses.  Sight- the color of the water and boats.  Touch- the feel of the boats and water.  Smell- the fruit scented water.  Sound- the sound of water splashing.

This play activity is also a great way for siblings to learn to share and play together.

This bin was fun way to go over colors and count, as well as to just have fun!

Pool Noodle Boats Water Sensory Bin

Water play is a great way to have fun and stay cool in the hot months. What are some of your favorite water play activities? 



More play ideas:

Over 20 Water Bin Play Activities For Kids

Over 20 Water Bin Play Activities For Kids

DIY Pool Noodle Pom Pom Shooter

DIY Pool Noodle Pom Pom Shooter

So thrilled to have had a chance to work on it. Pop! Squirt! Splash! with some blogging friends.  This book is packed full of simple, yet, oh so fun ideas for the kids.

pop squirt splash

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