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Magic Tube

Time

  • 10 to 15 minutes

Materials

  • Long mailing tube with the plastic ends removed
  • A few small plastic or metal cars

Directions

Not only does this game challenge concentration and motor coordination, but it also holds a surprise reward when the car zips out the other end. Hold the tube slightly elevated on one side and pass small metal cars through it, one at a time. Your child will love watching the cars go in one side and come out the other.

Extensions

  • You hold the tube and let your child put the cars in.
  • Count the cars out loud as you put them in.
  • Cover both ends and shake the tube, asking your child where the cars are.
  • Put a bucket or box at the end of the tube so the cars roll into it.
  • Brace the tube against a chair so the cars can fly out the end.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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