STEM – 12 Maze Activities for Kids

Thursday, May 28, 2015

STEM – 12 Maze Activities for Kids

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Kids will have fun with these STEM mazes that will use practical skills from various disciples to complete. These kids activities are great for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade kids.
STEM - 12 Maze Activities for Kids (Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st-4th grade) What a fun way for kids to create these unique mazes, problems solve, and learn through play!


What is STEM?



STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education.



By combining these important topics kids are able to better utilize their problem solving and critical thinking skills to prepare for the future.



12 Maze Activities for Kids

Here are 12 really fun maze activities for kids that help them use STEM to make and solve them.

Duplo Mazes

STEM - duplo maze kids activity

This Duplo maze is super easy to make and loads of fun!


Add to the STEM activity by having older children (3rd grade +)  help you actually create the maze. We used a Duple building plate and Duplos to create paths that were 3 wide for a ping pong ball to navigate. Hint: Make sure to overlap Duplos to create a sturdy maze.


Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade kids and up will  enjoy moving the ball from the enter to the exit successfully.


The best part, this maze can be changed and used over and over for hours of creative, inexpensive fun!


Straw Mazes

STEM - Straw Maze Kids Activity

Use a cardboard box with the top cut off (a flower box works really well) to make a really fun DIY Marble Maze for Kids.


We lined our box with construction paper to make it prettier. Then use a glue gun to glue down cut pieces of straw to make a fun maze path. We wrote the word start at one spot and cut a hole for the end/exit.


This activity is great fun for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade kids.


Hexbug Nano Maze

DIY Nano Hex Bug Maze

My kids love the Hexbug Nano. They are so much fun to watch roam around. The kids think they are hilarious!


The habitats can get pretty expensive so instead we got a 5 pack on sale and made our own DIY Hexbug Nano Maze.


Just line a flat bottomed cardboard box with construction paper. Not cut, bend, and hot glue gun cardboard flaps to make a simple maze for your bug.  I let the kids use pencil to draw the maze lines on the construction paper and then I did the gluing part.


Kids  from Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade will find it great fun to watch the bug wander around. 


DIY Car Masking Tape Car Maze

STEM - DIY Car maze for kids


This maze was super simple to make and a hugely popular activity with the kids.


Use masking tape to outline connecting roads on the floor. Again, make sure there is a start line and finish with lots of turns, dead ends, and silly things like round abouts in the middle.


Once again, having older children (3rd grade +) help build the maze adds to the STEM activity. This maze can be added to and adapted as much as you like. Clean up is a breeze!


Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade kids and up will  enjoy moving the ball from the enter to the exit successfully.


This activity can be widely adapted to practice alphabet letters, sights words, colors, shapes, Bible verses and more!


Spider Web Maze

crepe paper spider web maze kids activity


You can make this simple and FUN crepe paper maze in just a couple minutes.


Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten children especially will love this simple maze!



More FUN Maze Activities for Kids

Leap Frog My Robot Friend Ap (programming ap for kids; ages 8+) 
  Laser Maze Logic Game (ages 8+)
  Original Maze Ball (ages 6+)
  Gravity Maze (ages 8+)
  Ravensburger Labyrinth (ages 7+)
  Marble Maze Building Set (ages 5+)
  Magnet Maze (ages 4-6)



Science Activities for Kids






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