So, the recent haze has kept us indoors more than we would like to be and on some days, it can be a little challenging coming up with activities to occupy the kids. Last week, I took a look through our stash and came up with a very simple DIY craft we could make which would hopefully provide hours of fun!
I've always wanted to make a marble run for the girls after seeing pictures of it online, then I thought of something even better - why not turn it into a learning game instead? With the preschooler now learning about addition and the toddler trying to recognise and write the numbers from 1-10, I wanted it to be a simple number game using a scoring system.
In today's Creativity 521, we share all about our DIY Marble Run Game! If you've got empty toilet rolls lying in the house and are wondering what to do with them, this might be of help!
1) Empty toilet rolls and paper towel rolls
2) Washi tapes or any coloured tapes
3) Sticky tape
5) Numerical stickers
8) Cardboard (not in picture)
Firstly, wrap and cover the rolls with washi tape or any coloured tape. If you do not have these, you can also use coloured paper instead but make sure you apply glue on the entire piece when sticking it onto the roll.
Add in numerical stickers for the score, based on what is easiest and hardest to achieve.
Ta-dah! This was how our game looked in the end. We set up three starting points so that the kids could have a choice of where they wanted to begin. Now, the rules of the game is easy - each person gets three marbles in a turn, let them roll into the holders at the end and add up the points to see how much you score!
Here's a look at how it works!
Fun, right? Won't you have a go at making your own marble run game too? Tip: Marbles can get a little noisy at night especially when they fall out, the good news is you can substitute them with pom poms and have just as much fun too!
P.S. We still hope for the haze to go away soon so we can head for some outdoors fun!
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