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It’s that time of year where it’s warm enough to want to engage in water activities with your little ones, but none of the pools are open yet. Since my toddler is constantly on the go, I’m always looking for little learning activities to keep her busy, and thought that a DIY pool noodle water wall was the perfect spring and summer toddler activity to do just that.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 Sheet Peg Board
3 Pool Noodles
So here’s how to do it:
(1) Collect supplies. I also picked up a water bottle with a handle for easy toddler pouring and buckets to collect the water in at the bottom of the noodles. However my little one decided that the buckets weren’t necessary though and kept throwing them to the side.
(2) Have fun with arranging the noodles, and secure them in place by tying them onto the peg board with the zip ties. For my 2 year old I found it easiest to do the peg board horizontally and cut the noodles so she could pour the water in the different noodles herself. For older kids it would also be fun to position the board and noodles vertically.
(3) Choose a wall to prop your water wall up against. It gets really wet so you’ll ideally want it outside but on a surface that won’t get muddy.
(4) Start pouring water down the wall and have a blast!
Since this activity gets really wet you will want to make sure you dress your tot appropriately, and don’t forget the Huggies® Little Swimmers® Disposable Swimpants! The special Finding Dory packaging is adorable – Maddie Grace got really excited for “fishies!” and they do a great job of making sure there are no unpleasant accidents while having water fun. I love that the side tabs open easily for diaper changing and that they don’t swell when wet. You’ll find them at Sam’s Club in the diaper aisle!
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What are your favorite water activities?
oh my goodness I need to make this for Ainsley AND OAKLAND!!!!! GREAT IDEA!
Emily Bendler says
This is such a cute idea!! Looks like she had a ton of fun!!
Oh my goodness this is adorable… and totally do-able! I showed this to my husband and he basically went straight to the garage to see if he has a pegboard! Thank you so much for sharing this!
logan Can says
This is too clever! I love this idea and will have to give it a try this summer! My son would love it! I love your new blog layout and design!
Claire this is such a great idea, sending it to my daughter for her 3 kids.
Oh my gosh, I love this idea! My son would go nuts for it! Going to have to look into making this, this year!
This is seriously genius! My kids would love it. Thank you for sharing:)
This is such a fun idea! My little one would love this.
Ohh how fun! My kids are 5 and STILL love any kind of water activity! And we’ve been experiencing summer-like weather here in Portland so I’ve been thinking about outdoor and water activities nonstop! Pinning this one to try very soon with my boys 🙂
Jessica Lynn says
This is SO cool, and absolutely perfect! And you can get pool noodles for $1 at the dollar store—I love cheap activities, especially for this summer!
Sequins in the South (@CarlsonLaci) says
How cute and a perfect idea will definitely be coping this soon !!
Shann Eva says
Such a great idea! My boys would love this! I also love her little swim top…so cute!
Such a cute idea. My 3 will love this. Now, if the weather would just warm up we could try it out!
Heather Davis says
This is a great idea! I pinned so I can remember to make this this summer.
This is such a cute DIY! I bet your little one loves it. #client