Counting and Color Sorting With Pool Noodles

 
We recently cut up a few pool noodles from the dollar tree to use in our pool noodle water bin.  The kids had a lot of fun playing with them.  We brought them back in once dry and I put them away.  I knew we could find more fun ways to use them.  This easy color sorting and counting activity was a hit with my kids.
Counting and Color Sorting With Pool Noodles


My 4.5 yr did the counting activity on his own.  We counted from 1-10.  It was an easy set up and a fun way to learn.

Counting and Color Sorting With Pool Noodles

What we did:  

Take the cut up pool noodles and set them out.  Take several sheets of paper and write the numbers out.  I wrote the words and numbers out to help him go over both as he “played”.

Counting and Color Sorting With Pool Noodles
I also set up a color sorting activity that both my 4.5 yr and 2 yr did together.
 
Counting and Color Sorting With Pool Noodles
 
 
What I did:
 
I took 3 pieces of paper and wrote out the color of the cut up noodle. I sat the box out with the pool noodles and let them put the right ones with each color laid out for them.
 
Counting and Color Sorting With Pool Noodles
 
They both enjoyed playing with the pool noodles. Big brother was better at this than little brother but that’s ok.  At least he is getting exposure to colors.  Once they did this for a little bit, they quickly went to scattering the pool noodles around the house, lol.  At least they got a little learning in and a lot of fun.  There is just something about a pool noodle that is so cool and it has so many uses.
 
 

more pool noodle fun:

pool noodle sensory bin

Pool Noodle Water Bin

pool noodle pom pom shooter

DIY Pool Noodle Pom Pom Shooter

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