Legos are already some of the best toys when it comes to puzzle solving and critical thinking. This Lego maze is a great project that helps with: fine and gross motor skills; concepts of direction (left and right, up and down, forward and backward); pattern making, sequencing, problem solving and planning.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
• Lego base board, any size
• LOTS of Legos
• A big marble
• Make sure the pathways are wide enough for your marble to roll easily through.
• You can add in a simple math concept by creating a pattern on the border for your child to replicate.
• Decorate your maze! Use different Lego figures, characters and pieces to create stories about “who” at the top of the maze needs to find “who or what” at the ending.
WHAT TO DO:
Start by building a border of Legos around the edges of the base board. On opposite sides, leave two openings – an entry and an exit to your maze.
Place your bricks on the base board in the formation you wish your maze to take. Tip: don’t press the bricks all the way down until your design is complete.
Have fun making your way through your maze. Let others try and make it through too or create two and challenge a friend to a race. •