Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fun With Marbles!

We've been having fun with Marbles lately!

We've been using our Imaginarium Deluxe Marble Race, great use of building skills, fine motor skills and visual tracking.

For another marble game, we built a Marble tunnel out of a shoe box.

We cut out three holes in three different sizes, with points on top!

We aimed and rolled our marbles and did some math by adding up our points.

We also made a marble obstacle course on a tray by taping paper tubes down for tunnels and walls.  Butterfly tilted the tray back and forth to direct the marbles' path.  Great for visual tracking and bilateral coordination.

We played another fine motor skills game by taping a masking tape roll and a bracelet standing up on the table, a big circle and a smaller circle.

Using eye hand coordination, Butterfly used a marble, pencil, fork, paper clip, Q tip and a coin to get them through the circles. First, Butterfly simply passed each item through the circle to herself, an activity using both hands.  Then for a trickier game, we passed items through targets without knocking down the target, by shooting them through, making sure we didn't touch the circles.  Butterfly enjoyed doing this with the marble the best.

My blogging friends wanted to show you their activity ideas that they've done with marbles!  
Check out some more fun with marbles:

The Chocolate Muffin Tree's Recycled Marble Run and Marbles and Magna Tile Building Toys 


  1. LOVE!! We will definitely be doing that obstacle course tray... brilliant!!

  2. What great ideas. I like the table top marble game. Thanks for including our ideas :)

  3. Thank you so much for including our Marble Painting and the video. Henry is SO excited to share it. This is a great round up of marble activities!

  4. Thanks for the feature! PlayDrMom's video was amazing! I can't wait until my son is a bit older and can play with some major marble runs like that! Thanks for the inspriation!

  5. Love your marble tray play - great idea

  6. Thanks so much for including the amazing quilt created by marble painting, by Kindergarten children in response to my picture book. I'm so grateful for your sharing it with your wider audience!!!


  7. thanks for including our marble mosaics in this post! i wanted to let you know that i wrote a guest post for kiwi crate that was published today about another type of marble fun -- did you ever try this as a kid?

    1. Wow, I have never seen this process before Jen. Awesome effect!


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