DIY Pool noodle waterwall for kids for some fun water play.
Kids are naturally drawn towards outdoor play. If the weather permits, outdoor play has great advantages for children. Children learn best through different hands on experiences, exploring, experimenting and making new discoveries. Water play is same as outdoor play, encouraging kids to explore different substances. When you make a waterwall. kids learn about the flow of water, gravity and many more aspects.
For all the above reasons and some waterplay during summers, I decided I would make a Waterwall.
What is a Waterwall?
Waterwall is a stem activity you can make from recyclables, tins, containers, funnels where the water passes through all the channels and collects into a bucket. A systematic waterplay idea.
What is a Stem Activity?
STEM stands for – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Stem education is an integration of all the concepts taught in different subjects with their application in real life situations. A Stem activity pushes kids to expand their horizons, creativity, problem solving, creativity, patience and to accept failure to succeed.
Benefits of Water play?
Water play has many benefits for a child’s development too. It helps gross motor skills, hand and eye coordination, creative development, physical, cognitive and social skills all while they are having fun.
All in all DIY Waterwall is a fun activity with a lot of benefits and a must do for your kids. My waterwall can also be called a pool noodle waterwall or marble run waterwall.
Things you need: (what I have used)
- Pool Noodle
- Marble Run pieces
- Plastic bottles – cut them into half
- Duct tape
- Paper Glasses
Place a plain wooden plank in your backyard/balcony. You can use a wire mesh or acrylic. Duct tapes are hard to stick on the wall, so it is best to have a sturdy back for the waterwall. Like you can see I have done it on the wooden partition instead of the wall.
Take two to three funnels and make different ways for the water to reach to different containers. You can use coloured water as well. Young children are drawn to water. They’re curious about it. It is an universally appealing play material with immense possibilities.
Bath could not have been a more fun idea!