The next time you’re at the dollar store or Target, be sure to grab some pool noodles. I recommend you purchase the thinner pool noodles rather than the super thick ones. They’re easier to hold and manipulate.
All you have to do is cut two pool noodles into one-inch pieces.
Once you are finished, let your child manipulate them the way he or she wants to. By letting them play around, they got inventive.
LEARN COLORS WITH POOL NOODLES
If you have little ones, using two colors of pool noodles will allow them to work on learning their colors. You can easily have them separate the pieces by color.
EXPLORE PATTERNS WITH POOL NOODLES
For slightly older children, have them make patterns using multiple noodle colors. When you’re done, just dry them out in the bath and store them for another day!
Source: The Jenny Evolution