STEM Marble Runs for Indoor Summer Fun

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Here in Florida, it is either too hot to play outside, or it’s raining every.single.afternoon! Now, don’t get me wrong, we love the Florida sunshine life, but unless we are in the pool, or in some kind of water, we don’t spend a lot of times outdoors in the summer.

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I am always looking for fun activities to keep my little ones busy indoors in the summer time. I like finding activities that can keep their brains working, and thinking, that are fun, not too loud, and something that can keep them busy for a long time! I have been researching lots of different STEM building activities and keep coming across these super fun and creative marble run ideas. Most of these materials you can find around your home already, or you can get for just a couple of bucks. I really think that these can keep your kids busy for HOURS! I am so excited to try some of these ideas.

Check out all these fun marble run ideas that use the STEM activity of physics:

DIY Marble Run from Toilet Paper Rolls – Powerful Mothering
Homemade Foam Pipe Roller Coaster Marble Run – Buggy and Buddy
How to Build a Paper Plate Spiral Marble TrackFrugal Fun for Boys and Girls

Recycled Marble Run  Lemon Lime Adventures
Lego Marble Run  Octavia and Vicky
How to Make a Marble Run from Junk  Nurture Store

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Pool Noodle Marble Run ActivityLittle Bins for Little Hands
Engineering for Kids – Build a Changeable Pegboard Marble Run – Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Marble Roller Coaster STEM Project with FREE PrintableSimply Kinder
How to Make a Marble Run With KidsTinkerlab

With simple, household supplies like paper rolls and tape, I'll show you how to make a marble run with kids as we think like engineers.
Here are some marbles for your homemade marble runs, and some of our favorite marble runs that you can purchase for great quiet time toys:

Toysmith Marbles in a Tin BoxToysmith Marbles in a Tin BoxMarble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 100 Complete Pieces + Free Instruction App (85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass Marbles)Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set – 100 Complete Pieces + Free Instruction App (85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass Marbles)Elover Marble Run Toy, Building Blocks Construction Toys Set Puzzle Race Track for Kids (73 Pieces) (73 Pieces)Elover Marble Run Toy, Building Blocks Construction Toys Set Puzzle Race Track for Kids (73 Pieces) (73 Pieces)Marble Run Toys, 60 Pieces Wooden Classic Ramps Track Building Construction Set for Children ToddlerMarble Run Toys, 60 Pieces Wooden Classic Ramps Track Building Construction Set for Children Toddler


Written by Sarah


Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Granola Mama to 4 children ages 16-5. She is a Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for 13 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, Coffee and Green Smoothies!

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