Plinko? Sounds like a funny word ? Do you know what a Plinko actually is?
It was originally a game used at “The Price is Right ” tv show to win a prize at random. However building your own “Plinko” is also a great activity for children to develop their focus and critical thinking. You will use recycled materials such as cardboard and popsicle sticks to build a board and add obstacles. Once the board is ready you can drop a marble at the top and hope for a good score at the bottom.
Here’s a quick video that we put together to show you what it is. Try this at home! Click here – https://youtu.be/5-QfqJYUT9o
Here’s a little trick. But, Sshhhhh….don’t tell anybody! The secret lies in the position of the obstacles that will make each plinko different and exciting. So next time you play with your children, try different configurations and combinations, drop the marbles several times and note down the scores.
This is an excellent exercise for children to collect and analyse data while having fun. Not just that! It can be played as a multiplayer game and this is a sure win for a perfect weekday or weekend night together at home.
Come and play plinko with us. We have this and more at the upcoming Open House this Saturday.