Check out these activities to encourage fine motor skills, eye hand coordination and finger strengthening. There is slight resistance when putting the chips into slots in the pool noodles and a little resistance when pulling the chips out of the pool noodle parts.

Colored Chip Patterns

Cut the pool noodle part in half lengthwise. An adult should use a sharp knife to cut slits in the pool noodle. The child can place the colored chips in a pattern into the slots.

Free Form Sculptures

An adult should use a sharp knife to cut slots into the pool noodle parts. Draw a line over the slots so the child can see where to put the colored chips. The child can use colored chips to connect the parts to create a sculpture.

Animal Chips

An adult should cut a pool noodle in half lengthwise. Draw a face and cut some slots on the top side. The child can put the chips in to decorate the animal. Play a game and roll a die. Whatever number you roll, put in that number of
colored chips. First person to fill up the animal is the winner

Animal Faces

Draw eyes and a smile on pool noodle parts. An adult can cut two slots on the top. Put chips in the make animal ears!

Alphabet Chips

Cut a pool noodle in half lengthwise. Write the letters on the alphabet along the pool noodle. Cut slots below each letter. Call out a letter or a word and the child can put the chip in the correct letter.