Since starting the play challenge we have been saving toilet and kitchen roll tubes so we now have quite a collection. I had also saved a large cardboard box which I thought would be ideal for this activity.
If you don’t have a large cardboard box then you could attach the rolls to a door, fridge or a wall. I couldn’t find any balls small enough to fit in the marble run so opted for rolled up tin foil which fitted perfectly.
Making the marble run was harder than I had expected.
It involved lots of cutting, adjusting and re-sticking with masking tape to ensure the balls went through the marble run. Adam managed to persevere throughout the whole process and enjoyed testing it out at every opportunity.
It isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing marble run but we had great fun making it and Adam loved playing with it.
Inspired by Play-Based Classroom.
* Lots of kitchen roll and toilet roll tubes
* Masking tape
* Small balls or rolled up tin foil
* Large cardboard box or door to attach the marble run to.
Adam was 20 months old.