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. She completed her internship at the National Psychology Training Consortium with specializations in assessment and rural mental health. Currently, she specializes in trauma-informed and neurodiversity-affirming care, and she is certified in telemental health. Dr. Marschall runs a private practice, RMH Therapy, where she provides individual and family therapy as well as psychological assessments across the lifespan. Dr. Amy Marschall is an author and professional speaker.

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