How To: Occupy Children for Hours in the Pool

by Rachel

Attach the two ends of  one noodle to the two ends of another noodle (we stuck the tubes of cheap snorkels in the center holes of the noodles to attach). This creates a big enough ring for a flailing, jumping kid to fit through. Have a really good swimmer hold the noodle a few feet from the diving board (or use a third noodle to keep afloat). Then, the kids jump off the diving board and aim to jump through the hole! It’s a good way to get kids afraid of the diving board to start jumping off. Especially if there are adults doing it too and making it look super fun! My 3 year old niece was afraid to jump off the diving board all day until we invented this game. Eventually my husband was just lifting her out of the pool and directly onto the diving board, she couldn’t get enough! It’s fun for adults too, since kids play in pools for HOURS it can get pretty boring. For an adult to fit through you pretty much have to do a 10 out of 10 dive, but it’s challenging enough that you’ll be fighting for a spot with the kids on the diving board!

You’re Never Too Old to Do Goofy Stuff -Ward Cleaver