Pool noodle water hose play

If you happen to have an extra pool noodle on hand and a water hose, then you have all you need for a very fun day of water play!

Pool Noodle Water Hose Play

To get started, there are a couple of things you can try. I was hoping to turn my pool noodle into a car wash which I am still perfecting but my grandson wasn’t willing to wait for me to perfect my plan. To prepare my pool noodle, I used a screw driver to poke small holes down one side of the pool noodle so water would be able to stream out the holes…

Pool Noodle Water Hose Play by Teach Preschool

However, the water wouldn’t come out of the little holes unless I plugged the end of the pool noodle closed. So I put a bottle cap, just larger than the pool noodle opening, inside the hole to plug it closed…

Pool Noodle Water Hose Play by Teach Preschool

In the other end of the pool noodle, I pushed the end of the water hose into the hole.  Turn on the water, and with the bottle cap lid in place and holes in the pool noodle, you get a sprinkler type affect…

Pool Noodle Water Hose Play by Teach Preschool

However, my plan changed when my grandson took over. Instead of keeping the bottle cap plug into the end of the pool noodle, my grandson wanted the water to flow all the way through the noodle…

Pool Noodle Water Hose Play by Teach Preschool

The pool noodle is soft and flexible which makes moving it all around easy to do…

Pool Noodle Water Hose Play by Teach Preschool

My grandson liked tossing the pool noodle water hose up into the air. He would close his eyes and prepare for the cold water to splash him as the hose came back down…

Pool Noodle Water Hose Play by Teach Preschool

And he liked bending it in different directions…

Pool Noodle Water Hose Play by Teach Preschool

And after he played with the hose for awhile, he was ready for me to show him how to plug the end of the tube with his hand to make water spray out of the tiny holes that I made in the tube…

Pool Noodle Water Hose Play by Teach Preschool

My grandson was delighted to see he could make the flow of the water change by plugging up the holes in the noodle. The three holes closest to the water hose were the only three that water would flow out of without plugging the end of the tube so my grandson experimented with plugging those holes to see what would happen too…

Pool Noodle Water Hose Play by Teach Preschool

After about an hour or so of pool noodle water hose play, it was time to turn off the water and head inside for lunch (much to my grandson’s dismay)…

Pool Noodle Water Hose Play by Teach Preschool

I am still determined to work on my idea for a carwash because I am now on my own personal mission! But in the mean time, I can easily pop the end of the pool noodle over the end of a water hose any time my grandson is ready to play..

Pool Noodle Water Hose Play by Teach Preschool

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By |2014-06-02T17:53:10+00:00June 2nd, 2014|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

2 Comments

  1. [email protected] June 14, 2014 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Loved this activity and tried it right away – https://growingplay.blogspot.com/2014/06/pool-noodle-sprinkler.html
    Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas.

  2. Anne-Marie June 22, 2014 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    I can only imagine that you were as wet as he was by the end of the play time… it’s clever you thought of the bottle cap to plug the hole at the end to make the sprinkler.

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