Book of Mazes
Let your child use his wits to challenge people to complete his labyrinthine book of mazes. Making mazes will keep your child busy, and he'll be able to share the fun with a friend, too. Making mazes is an exercise in patience and creativity—and completing them is a great way to strengthen his problem solving ability!
What You Need:
- Sheets of plain paper
- Two sheets of colored construction paper
- Pen or pencil
- Crayons or markers (optional)
What You Do:
- On a couple of sheets of scratch paper, urge your child to practice drawing some mazes. It will help him to use a ruler or straight edge to make the maze as neat-looking as possible. If he needs some assistance, help him look online at some basic mazes, until he gets the idea.
- Have your child draw a different maze on each page of paper. Each maze should have a marked starting and ending point, and several "dead ends." Encourage him to make mazes of differing levels of difficulty, trying to work from "easy" to "difficult," from the beginning to end of the book.
- After he's finished drawing the mazes, staple them together to make a book, with the two sheets of construction paper forming the front and back cover.
- If he wishes, he can design and color the front and back cover, and write a title—such as: "My Book of Mazes."