Last Friday Oliver and Kallum wondered if we could make a marble run. They thought of what we needed and we went to collect tubes and pipes. We started building marble runs and we have continued all week!
First there were marble runs with tubes and pipes into the sandpit…
Then we built a giant marble run with the guttering outside…
Then we used lollypop sticks to make a pinball style marble run on a large piece of card…
Then we re-used our favourite box (check out past posts to see our box being used as a giant car, puppet show and rocket!) and made a marble run machine!
Finally we went up to the secret garden to find conkers to roll and we have big plans for them next week…
Marble runs are a great activity to try. Miss Hukin said she is going to have a go at making one at home. You could try –
- Sticking lolly pop sticks or twigs to a large piece of card or wood. Make sure you add buffers at the edge to stop the marble flying off and cups or boxes at the bottom to catch the marbles
- Using pieces of wood or plastic to make ramps and roll down cars, balls or marbles.
- Using a wooden train track to create your own marble run
- Sticking cardboard tubes or pool noodles to a box or wall to make a marble run
- Using Lego to create your own marble maze
- If you already have a marble run at home why not turn it into a game by using a measuring tape to see how far your marble can go or adding different coloured or numbered containers to catch the marbles!
- Or check out youtube for some great DIY marble runs
We would love to see photos if you do give it a try, have fun!