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Marble Activities for Kids


Black Snake Marble Golf
Black Snake Marble Golf is easy to learn and perfect for a summer day outdoors.
Black Snake Marble Golf is easy to learn and perfect for a summer day outdoors.
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In the Black Snake Marble Golf activity, kids can play golf with marbles. It's a challenging summer activity that will keep kids having fun for hours.

What You'll Need:

  • One marble for each player (shooter size)
  • Dirt playing area
  • Paper
  • Pencil or pen

How to Play Black Snake Marble Golf:

Step 1: Use the heel of your shoe to scoop out a long row of shallow holes in the dirt. The distance between holes should be about twice the distance the average player can shoot. Make nine or ten holes.

Step 2: Each player shoots from a line drawn n the dirt near the first hole. Players take turns shooting, one hole at a time. The object is to shoot the marble into each hole. The marble must fall into hole one before you can shoot for hole two.

Step 3: Keep track of how long it takes to complete the course. The person who completes the course in the fewest shots wins.

Step 4: To make the game even more challenging, each person who completes the course can be a "black snake" who can shoot his or her marble at the other players' marbles, knocking them off course.

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ABOUT THE CRAFT DESIGNERS

Rocky Mountains Marble Path by Maria Birmingham, Karen E. Bledsoe, Kelly Milner HallsBlack Snake Marble Golf by Maria Birmingham, Karen E. Bledsoe, Kelly Milner Halls


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