My kids always have so much fun with marble games. When I saw this marble run over at Made by Joel I knew it would be our next rainy day activity.
By cutting the front off a cereal box and then using the cut away piece to create the slopes we had a fun game ready to go in only a few minutes. Be sure to leave a small ledge at the bottom so your marbles don't roll out of the box, and wedging a piece of cardboard underneath the box so it leans slightly backward also helps the marbles to not roll out as they're sliding down.
Both my kids had fun with this, but especially my two year old--like hours and hours and hours of fun. It's amazing how putting a marble down a shoot can never get tiring.
Free entertainment. What's better than that?
We never get tired of marble games.
Check out some of our past marble activities for more ides of what to do with your marbles.