Kids who loves mazes can work through a stack of them pretty quickly. One solution is to give them harder ones. Another fun activity for big kids is drawing their own mazes.
Using clip art line drawings instead could be really fun!
My twins are already excited about going to the “big school” next month, so I put together three different back-to-school themed maze frames.
|see below to download or print|
I love activities that are differentiated for each individual child. Kids can make their mazes as easy or as complicated as they want.
Yes, the word “differentiated” is teacher jargon. When I was in the classroom, differentiation was critical. With a room full of kids, abilities vary widely.
In my house with three kids, abilities also vary widely.
Honestly, at 5, my girls are still a little young to make their own mazes, but they sure did want to try. They lasted about 5 minutes.
My son, who just turned 9, couldn’t sit still for much of anything when he was 5. It’s a whole other story now. He spent probably 20 minutes drawing a detailed maze before I had to stop him for dinner.
He’s going to finish it tomorrow and hopes to trick me into a few wrong turns.
Below are links to print your own blank Back to School Mazes. Hover in the black space above each picture, and click the three little dots labelled “More actions.”