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Marble Road

10 min1 participant

Recognize movement and notions of alignment. Build a road made for marble navigation and play.

Let's play!

  1. Explore the base plate to find the edges of the road being built.

  2. Finish the road construction using the bricks from the bowl.

  3. Let your marble roll safely on your road, from one end to the other.

  4. Have a free play session!

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 16 or more random bricks

  • 1 bowl

  • 1 marble

Place one horizontal brick in the top left corner of the base plate, and another one 2 spaces below.

Place the other bricks in the bowl.


Facilitation tips

  • Ask “Where does your road go?”.

  • Ask “What’s going on over there?”.

Possible variations

  • Change marble size or use a ball: adapt space between the sides of the road.

  • Extend the road and create turns.

  • Peer play: build together.

Download & print

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Children will develop these holistic skills

cognitive skills

  • Recognize and use notions of alignment, right angle, equality of lengths, middle, symmetry

creative skills

  • Organize objects in play: Play with several different hand-held toys

physical skills

  • Develop finger isolation: single fingers use
  • Recognize movement: go, start, stop, fast, slow, push, pull, scribble, draw, trace, bend, close, open, slide, roll(roll up), fold, hold, insert, place (put), put together, reach, sit, squeeze, turn, take apart, follow

social skills

  • Anticipate potential problems, identify steps for resolution including alternative solutions

Did you know?

  • Play gives children opportunity to develop skills, to learn, to solve problems and grow healthy relationships.

  • Spatial skills allow us to imagine objects in our minds and rotate or manipulate them, and to navigate them.

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