Lego Marble Run – with educational upgrades!
We made a lego marble run today, inspired by this one and we ended up adding some upgrades that I wanted to share, since I think they’re super fun =]
First, we added numbers to this simple marble run to make it a little bit more complex, the goal was to roll the ball over each of the numbers in order. Just took regular scotch tape and a sharpie and presto! A counting toy Initially I just had it go from 1-5 but he kept insisting for more numbers and by the end we had 20.
I imagine we can do this again with any number of things, colored dots, alphabet, etc
After that got too repetitive, we added more interesting places for the ball to go, like a garage, and some extra obstacles
Once the people were added as obstacles, he inadvertently knocked over one of them while doing the puzzle and, of course, that became a whole new game.
Bonus, this is the hospital that we took our lego guys to after they got knocked out
Definitely a very fun, simple, and cheap activity. 10/10 will do again.