Family Fun: DIY Pool Games

diy foam pool cards

diy foam pool cards

With summer here there are endless opportunities for quality family time.

During the school year we are really big on family movie and game nights, but during the summer our schedules are a little more lazy and spur of the moment.

Lately it seems like we have been spending the majority of our time at the pool {Texas heat, what can I say}…and my kiddos have been requesting more games to play other than Marco-Polo or races. So, we got to brainstorming and came up with these really fun diy foam cards that are super easy to do and can be used for anything!

diy foam pool cards

Items Needed for DIY Pool Cards:

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  1. Cut the foam into a variety of shapes {we used squares, but any will do}
  2. Write letters, numbers, words – whatever you desire- on to the foam cards with the sharpie markers
  3. Play! Super simple and hours of fun

How We Use Our DIY Pool Cards:

Letter Hunt: Scatter the cards around the pool and have kids swim around searching for specific letters, words, or numbers. Be sure to check filters before leaving the pool for the day.


Shoot and Spell: Use water guns or water squirters to spray the cards off the wall. We play this game with my daughter to work on her spelling – She loves it!

diy foam pool cards

Design with Shapes: Leave cards blank and cut a variety of different shapes out with them. Wet foam is really good at sticking, let kids create their own masterpieces around the pool!

The options are endless!

diy foam pool cards

Find More Amazing Family Fun Ideas on these Great Sites!

Forever Keepsake – Family Footprint Frame – The Realistic Mama
30 Family Activities – I Heart Arts n Crafts
Simple Ideas for Summer Family Fun – Lemon Lime Adventures
Backyard Tight Rope – Kids Activities Blog
Family Fun Art Project – Hand Made Kids Art
20+ Ideas for Family Time – Life Over Cs
Hiking together – P is for Preschooler
Family Scavenger Hunt – This Reading Mama
Family Movie Nights – Artsy Momma
Nature Scavenger Hunt Free Printable – The Jenny Evolution
Summer Sayings Board – Edventures with Kids
Playground Hop – Valley Family Fun
Hometown Ice Cream Tour – Study At Home Mama
Mother/Son Date Ideas – The Joys of Boys
Our Family’s Fun Weekly Buzz – Mama’s Happy Hive

Follow Alida | The Realistic Mama’s board Everything Family Fun on Pinterest.


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Written by Stephanie Oswald

Parenting blogger and early childhood intervention specialist. Mom, wife, coffee addict, nature junkie, book loving, kid at heart!

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