This idea came from Teach Preschool . We cut up an old cake box, and used sticky tape to stick the straws down. I initially started with just an arrow at the start and finish, but Mr 4 needed a bit more of a challenge, and so together we put numbered dots in 6 different corners. This time he had to try and roll the marble to each number in the right order. This made it very appealing to him, so much so, he took it for show and tell to school.