Monday, August 22, 2011

Making it Monday

Can you believe August is almost over?  When I posted last week about back-to-school I had to sit back and just take a minute to let it all sink it.  Where did the summer go?  In my house we are desperately in need of some structure as I tend to get my hands dirty in about fifty projects at a time - so I am welcoming the coming of September.

I have set some goals for myself to get organized in the month of September as we begin our very first year of homeschooling.  We shall see how it goes.  All that to say that our Make It Monday posts may turn to a more educational theme in the coming weeks as I start school with my son.  I believe learning takes place best "hands on" and so we will be doing a lot of that in the next few months.

Thanks for stopping by today.  For our project this Monday we are making a marble run.  All you need is some paper tubes (from paper towels, toilet paper rolls, etc.), tape and marbles.  If you want to cover your tubes with paper or decorate them first go right ahead - we did not take the time to do that.

Put tape bubbles on one side of the paper tubes and attach them to the wall.  Once your "run" is made send the marbles down!  

I let the kids put them on the wall and move them around.  They had so much fun experimenting as they did watching the marbles shoot out from all parts of the run.  If the marbles did not reach the end they adjusted the tubes and started again.  Simple but fun.  Thanks again for visiting, have a great Monday!

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  1. The children and I had so much fun doing this kind of thing when they were younger. (sigh) Sometimes I really miss those years. :-)

    You can use all kinds of things for a marble run: milk jugs turned upside-down with the bottom removed and the cap off, funnels of different sizes, toothpaste boxes, rulers with the dips in the middle, painter's tape to hold stuff up without damaging surfaces........

    Thanks for reminding me of those days. :-)

  2. Thank you Brenda! Thank you for the comment and the reminder that I need to treasure each moment with my kids. It gets so hard to remember that at times when I am so caught up in the day to day. Thanks for the great ideas!


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