::: a pinball/marble maze
We just can’t seem to get enough of marbles at the moment!
We had a big shallow box including its lid in the storeroom needing to be used in some fashion, so following on from our marble run fun outside and with a bit of a hit from Teacher Tom and his ‘homemade pinball machine‘ we thought it would be fun to make a couple of portable pinball/marble mazes inside the boxes.
With a bit of direction from Donna, the children Blu Tacked pieces of dowelling, cones, cylinders, corks, bottles tops and bits and pieces sourced from the invention table onto this great box.
Then, as a team, they popped in a marble (or marbles) and moved the box up and down and round about trying to get the marble to follow a trail, preferably through the tunnels.
And they did … over and over again!
We invited the children to bring along some shoe boxes to kinder as they are firm and strong so they could make their own mini versions to take home.
By using Blu Tack to adhere the bits and pieces, the children are able to move the parts around to alter the marbles path, adding an extra dimension to their new game.
They loved it!
With all the Blu Tack Jarvis used that marble wasn’t going anywhere!
The children created their own unique designs …
and we saw some very unusual ones too.
But none quite as inspiring as our young friend Clives …
who even made his own ‘shoe box’!