Tuesday, February 24, 2009

reusable mazes!

I'd seen some maze lessons over at My Montessori Journey a few times, so I decided it was high time for us to give them a try! After the initial disappointment of not being able to bring them home, the children concluded they were a fab idea!

Here are the first ones I made.
I printed them from here and here.
Our printer is black and white,
so I cut off any pictures that were on the maze
and used stickers instead.
FYI, the caterpillar is trying to get to spring
and the ladybug is trying to get to the flowers.
After gluing them to construction paper,
I ran them through the laminator.

Reusable mazes! Hooray!

I set them up on a tray with
a dry erase marker and an eraser.
Of course, both were major points of interest!

When I demonstrated the lesson to the children,
I modeled tracing the maze with my finger first.
But, it was awesome for them
to be able to erase and start over!
Isn't it the worst when you make a wrong
turn with ink on a maze (or a crossword puzzle)?!

Here are a few more I made tonight.
Um, yeah, who wouldn't want to spend
their free time making mazes?


  1. Great idea. What do you use for erasing the dry erase marker?

  2. I *love* how you printed in black and white, cut off the pictures and added stickers - GREAT idea! Then, it's simply a matter of finding the right challenge maze and I can add whatever stickers tha tkids are currently "into". Help the pirate reach his pirate boat, for example...

  3. ...or in my Eggs case, get the KEY to the car!! Thanks for the links xx

  4. What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing the links with us. I know I'm going to have so much fun with them (and I hope my daughter will too :) ) !


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