Here's what we have been doing lately with his majesty The Pool Noodle:
1. A Backyard target
Originally, I found the idea here (it reminds me of the Olympic rings, doesn't it?) and it was the moment when I fell in love to the homemade toys. So simple, while ingenious and impossible to buy in a store.
I connected them by using a duct tape, and added some support poles, one on each side.
The initial idea was to make them standing upright, but it did not really work, so we made a little different and a simpler target, which we hung on a flower rack. In this case, we connected the rings with a piece of string, which is more durable than a duct tape.
2. A jumping gameWhen we decided that our target still can not stand alone, my girls came up with a new game:
3. Jolly ringsWhen we finally disassembled the target station , girls came up with another game, that just reminded me of a stacker baby toy.
4. Storage for ballsThis is something the girls also thought of. The Younger was really entertained for a while inserting the balls inside and then again out.
Actually the best part of the story is how you can just give this toy to a child and a child will instantly find dozens of ways to play. Of course, The Younger had to taste them, but quickly concluded that they are not delicious, and gave up snacking.
Opportunities with the noodles are indeed many, believe it or not, you can even use them as a bed rail.
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