I got this idea from a fellow elementary music teacher in my district. Cut pool noodles into 4 and use as rhythm sticks for the little ones. It's safe and not nearly as loud! I just got finished cutting up this set (super fast and easy with a serrated knife) from noodles I bought online. Can't wait to try them!
DIY Water Play Busy Bag & Pool Fun That Doesn't Cost a Thing! Fill your kiddie pool with these fun water toys that won't cost you a penny.