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Pool Noodle Construct a Phrase Towers for Studying to Learn

July 14, 2023
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When children have begun to master the letter names and sounds, it is time to start building simple three letter words.  These pool noodle build  word towers activities are a great way to combine literacy with a little engineering. It is perfect for the child who enjoys learning through movement and play.

Here’s how to play this Pool Noodle Game. 

Pool Noodle Build a Word Towers for Learning to Read: a great way to combine engineering and reading in a hands-on activity for kids.

Pool Noodle Build Word Towers Activities for Learning to Read

Learning Objective: Read simple 3 letter words.

Materials Needed

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How to Play Pool Noodle Word Towers.

1. Say a simple three letter word.

Here are some sample 3 letter words that follow the classic sound patterns to get you started.

  • peg, leg,
  • dig, rig, pig,
  • pan, man, fan, ran,
  • run, sun, fun, bun
  • hop, top, pop, bop
  • bug, rug, dug, hug
  • bit, fit, kit,
  • get, pet, set, met
  • cat, fat, rat, mat

2. Build the word.

3. Knock the word over.

4. Repeat 1-3.

Challenge: See how many towers you can build using the 26 letters in the alphabet. Each letter can be used only once. (hint – it is more than 2 and less than 6 word towers!)

Pool Noodle Word Towers for Summer Fun with Kids


We have several Pool Noodle Learning Activities that you might also enjoy.

Click on the images below to see how to make and play these pool noodle learning activities!

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