Marble Activities for Kids


Rocky Mountains Marble Path
Take your marbles through a rocky course with the Rocky Mountains Marble Path activity.
Take your marbles through a rocky course with the Rocky Mountains Marble Path activity.
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This fun summer marble activity for kids turns sidewalks into the Rocky Mountains Marble Path. Find the old, crumbly sidewalks in your neighborhood and try playing this challenging marble game.

What You'll Need:

  • Rough sidewalk
  • Shooter marbles
  • Small marble, wrapped candy, or other prize

How to Play Rocky Mountains Marble Path:

Step 1: Find the roughest, most uneven section of sidewalk that you can. Deep cracks, protruding separators, and blocks lifted by tree roots are all good for testing shooting skills.

Step 2: Set a marble, a piece of wrapped candy, or another small prize in the middle of one sidewalk square.

Step 3: Players kneel on a line two squares from the target and shoot. Depending on the sidewalk's condition, players may have to hit the target in one shot from the line or do it in two or three "strokes."

Step 4: The first person hitting the prize keeps it. Players may then shoot at another prize.

See the next page for a game that will have you aiming your marbles for a hole-in-one.

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