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Paper Plate Marble Counting Maze (Quick Tutorial)

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This Paper Plate Marble Counting Maze is so quick to make and super fun!

It’s a great way to use up extra, odd numbered paper plates (like I have done), plus you probably have the rest of the materials right at home, saving you a trip to the store ๐Ÿ™‚

This game, or activity shall you say, is a wonderful way to engage a child and improve many important skills. You’ll be suprised to see the list! Keep reading to see how I’ve made this Marble Maze, what skills the child is exercising/improving and watch our quick video tutorial too!

 

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Materials:

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-Paper plate

-Cardstock

-Colored permanent markers

-Glue

-Craft scissors

-Marble or a small bouncy ball

 

Instructions:

Cut strips of cardstock (approximately 5″x 1″, depending on the size of the marble or bouncy ball) and label each with a number, 1-5 using the colored permanent markers. For each strip, bend and fold the ends inward and glue onto the paper plate. Add the marble/bouncy ball and enjoy the maze!

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What is my child learning and improving?

  • Gross motor skills (standing, balancing )
  • Fine motor skills (holding the paper plate)
  • Small motor skills (moving around the paper plate using the upper and lower arms)
  • Hand-eye coordination (making the marble/ball go through the tunnels)
  • Numbers (name the numbers on top of the tunnels, this will help toddlers familiarize and memorize numbers)
  • Even colors! (try naming the colors through which the tunnels the marble goes through)

My kids loved this activity and so did I! I loved that it involved all three of the motor skills; fine, small and gross with such an easy activity! Great as indoor activities, for that matter ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s also colorful, engaging and makes learning so much fun!

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Try this Paper Plate Marble Counting Maze today!

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