How to make a simply amazing maze for play

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A simple and fun activity that will improve cognition and concentration in your students as they explore!

Over the next few days, we want to share with you some of the fun ideas we have been exploring with mazes. But before we do, let’s start with a simple tutorial on how to make an amazing maze for play…

Simply amazing mazes for play by Teach Preschool

Preparing the Materials

To make this amazing maze, you will need a large shallow box, some milkshake straws, and a glue gun.  Milkshake straws are a little bigger and stronger than regular straws and can be purchased online through Amazon or I also found some at Staples office supply and at Meijer’s department store.

Simply amazing mazes for play by Teach Preschool

The How-to

To make the maze, cut your straws into different lengths and then position them where you think they should go on inside the box. You may wish to pencil in an outline of your maze before gluing down the straws so that you are sure your pattern of straws will end the way you hope they will. However, Mrs. Courtney just used her best judgment while making our maze and we were quite happy with the results…

Simply amazing mazes for play by Teach Preschool

Use a hot glue gun to hold the straws in place inside your box…

Simply amazing mazes for play by Teach Preschool

Press and hold each straw on the hot glue for a few seconds then move onto the next straw until you have all your straws firmly glued inside the box…

Simply amazing mazes for play by Teach Preschool

Have fun Exploring!

Once you have all your straws glued down, then it is time to play! Check back tomorrow and we will share with you how our entire class explored some amazing play with our cardboard box maze…

Simply amazing mazes for play by Teach Preschool

Available on Amazon

Links to Grow On

Lego Mazes by De Tout Et De Rien (Everything and Nothing)

Straw Box Lid Maze by Chasing Cheerios

Pipe Cleaner Mazes by Teach Preschool

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

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