We are entering a season of year when we’re inside more than outside.
The temptation we face when we’ve been indoors days and even weeks at a time is to rely on the television or devices for entertainment. That is why I wanted to do this series, to give us tools and ideas to keep our children entertained, even when they begin to feel a touch of cabin fever.
One really fun thing to do is to create mazes.
You don’t need anything fancy to create an indoor maze.
Tables, chairs, blankets, and boxes will do really well. You can get elaborate with them, making each other go over or under things, round and round in circles…even creating tunnels with chairs and blankets.
I did a very simple one for my boys, because we’ve never done this before. I used the hall as a long and narrow space where they had to maneuver to the finish line.
The concept was a little lost on them. But we’ll do this again, and maybe I’ll even have a little treat waiting at the end. How fun would that be?
You could even have contests to see who can create the most complicated maze, or blind fold each other to see if they can figure out the maze without seeing.
You can even make it super active by creating instructions: climb under the chair, jump on the pillow 10 times, run around the box 3 times, etc.
The possibilities to a maze are endless and only limited to your imagination!
Do your children enjoy mazes? What is the funnest maze they’ve ever created?
This post is day 10 of the series: 31 Days of Screen Free Activities for Kids. To see all of the posts in this series visit this page.