Friday, August 07, 2015

Pool Noodles & Rubber Bands Fine Motor Activity {Fine Motor Fridays}

We still have lots of pool noodles (or poodle noodles as my kids call them - ha!) kicking around from our trampoline hack so we put them to good use for this simple fine motor activity. It would also make a great busy bag idea to use in the car or while waiting for appointments. So go grab some pool noodles!

Pool noodle and rubber bands busy bag idea for kids that focuses on fine motor skills from And Next Comes L

This post contains affiliate links.

For this fine motor busy bag, we used:

It was inspired by this can and rubber band boredom buster from Hands On As We Grow. Simply offer a variety of cut up pool noodles and some rubber bands. Then let the kids stretch the rubber bands onto the pool noodles. The small blocks were more challenging for the kids since the pool noodles were more likely to fall over while adding rubber bands, but they did manage.

Fine motor activity for kids using pool noodles and rubber bands from And Next Comes L

Pool noodle and rubber bands busy bag idea for kids that focuses on fine motor skills from And Next Comes L

The longer pool noodles, however, were perfect for my three year old. He quickly figured out a strategy to keep the pool noodle steady. He simply held one end between his legs and feet while he added the rubber bands.

Pool noodle and rubber bands busy bag idea for kids that focuses on fine motor skills from And Next Comes L

Pool noodle and rubber bands busy bag idea for kids that focuses on fine motor skills from And Next Comes L

Other Ideas You'll Love

Muffin Tin Geoboard

Pool Noodle Trampoline Safety Hack

Mix & Match Creature Blocks Made from Pool Noodles


Here are some other great fine motor ideas from the weekly Fine Motor Fridays series:

Back to School Pencil Frame Craft from Stir the Wonder
Fine Motor Bead Art from P is for Preschooler
School Bus Themed Find & Clip the Letter from School Time Snippets
Crayon and Play Dough Color Sort from House of Burke
Fine Motor Math with Bread Ties from Still Playing School

Fine motor activity for kids using pool noodles and rubber bands from And Next Comes L
Share This:  

2 comments:

  1. These simple ideas that kids love are my favorite! Is there anything pool noodles aren't good for? ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nope, I am pretty sure pool noodles are good for everything!

      Delete