Telehealth Activity: Marble Run

Remember Marble Works? I had completely forgotten until a colleague bought some for our office, and I learned that they are a great creative activity for kids who aren’t interested in art. You can incorporate problem solving and team work, and a lot of sensory-seeking kids really enjoy watching the marbles race down the track.

My marble run – I had way too much fun making it

Apparently, some people who are way better with computers than I am created Marble Run, an online version of Marble Works. You can create your own tracks choosing from different blocks (click the block you are selecting to rotate it before placing it on the track).

Marble Run has some cool features that real-life marble tracks do not, like the special block that reverses gravity, the spring block, and the block that pushes the marble in a specific direction.

Implement Marble Run in your telehealth sessions by bringing up the website, sharing your screen, and granting the client remote control (or have them pull up the site and share their screen with you).

Here’s a video of a run I put together for demonstration purposes. Enjoy!

I made it to the finish line!

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. Her clinical interests are varied and include child and adolescent therapy, TF-CBT, rural psychology, telemental health, sexual and domestic violence, psychological assessment, and mental illness prevention. Dr. Marschall presently works in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she provides individual and family therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and college students. She also facilitates an art therapy group for adolescents and college students with anxiety and depression. Dr. Amy Marschall is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telemental Health.

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