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12 Fun DIY Maze Activities for Kids

Kids will have fun with these DIY maze activities that will use practical skills, problem solving, fine motor skills, large muscle motor activity, and an epic STEM activity for kids from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students. Pick your favorite maze activity or try several of our varied projects that use common items you will find in your home!
Kids will have fun with these DIY maze activities that will use practical skills, problem solving, fine motor skills, large muscle motor activity, and an epic STEM activity for kids from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students. Pick your favorite maze activity or try several of our varied projects that use common items you will find in your home!

Maze Activities

Here are 12 really fun maze activities for kids to make from things you have laying around your house from masking tape, duplos, straws, painters tape, marbles, ping pong balls, cardboard boxes, and more. Each of these different maze activity ideas will delight and engage preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students. They will use STEM skills to make and solve these fun homemade mazes.

Maze for kids

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.

STEM - duplo maze kids activity

Duplo Mazes

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

Straw maze 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!

Make practicing telling the time on a clock FUN with these super cute, engaging Telling Time Maze Challenge. This free printable telling time games is perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students who are learning to tell time to the half hour and on the hour. This free math game turns telling time worksheets into a hands-on educational activity kids will enjoy. FREE Alphabet Mazes flower-sight-words-mazes

Printable mazes for kids

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)

heat sensitive color changing slime DIY Lava Lamp - super easy way to make your own lava lamp with simple things you have around your house. This homemade lava lamp is such a fun science project for kids of all ages to sneak in some summer learning. This science experiment is for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and kids of all ages at home, homeschool, summer camps, classroom, etc.

Science for Kids

Looking for lots more fun, science experiments for kids? You’ve GOT to try some of these outrageously fun science experiments for kids! We have so many fun, creative and easy science experiments for elementary age children:

This amazing color changing slime is going to blow your mind! This heat sensitive slime will actually change color as your kids touch it because it is heat sensitive! This is a super cool project for kids you MUST TRY! Must try summer activity for kids to add to their summer bucket list  Help kids learn about what is under their skin with this fun, interactive, and hands on human body project for kids from toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. This can be a simple life size human body project or use our free printable templates to add bones of the body, organ templates, and more. This engaging science project is EASY and LOW PREP too.  dying flowers science experiment

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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