We love finding new ways to play with toys we already own. The marble maze has always been a hit with my kids, but recently it has spent more time in closet than being played with. In hopes to breath new life into an old favorite, we brought our Marble Maze outside to try something different. By simply adding water, it became a whole new activity. The kids LOVED it and played with it way longer that I expected. We will be revisiting this simple Marble Maze and Water Play again soon.
Marble Maze and Water Play
- Plastic Marble Maze
- Pouring utensils ~ such as cups, tea pots, buckets, bottles etc
- Trays to build your Maze on ~ not necessary, but it helps to catch the water so you can reuse it over and over.
The kids set up the Marble Maze outside and they set right to work playing. Once they started pouring water they were hooked.
They loved watching the water flow and carry the marbles down the slippery track.
This is fun activity that practices both fine motor control and hand eye coordination. It was fun watching the kids concentrate as they poured the water into the small tubes.
Lots of water splashed over the edge as the raced the marbles down the track, but getting wet is half the fun.
This activity is so simple that I am surprised that we have not tried it sooner.
Soon the kids grabbed the hose to help the marbles go faster. I’m sure it was just an excuse to play with the hose, but they had a blast!
The kids were soaking wet by the time they finished playing, and they were all wearing huge smiles. I take that a sign of a great activity. This is the perfect activity for the backyard on a hot day. Lots of simple learning and fun summer playing.
Have you found any other fun ways to use your marble run or paint with marbles?