Thursday, September 15, 2011

Building Block Maze

Sorry things are a bit quiet on the Blog front lately, we have had endless appointments finding Bubble new therapists and services so there has not been as much crafting going on here as usual!
This was a fun game we played today, we already had the pompoms out from another game we'd been playing, but ping pong balls, rolled balls of aluminium foil or any light plastic hollow core balls will work.
This was a great skill building activity working many areas of fine motor development.

WE USED:

* building blocks
* wide short straws
* large pompoms
(or other light ball such as ping pong balls)

Using our wooden blocks we made a simple maze/racetrack shape. For older children you could make it more fun by creating dead ends (to add problem solving) or a large spiral if you have enough blocks!

We added in some archways to make it a bit trickier. You could also use empty toilet roll tubes as tunnels or cut holes through things like milk bottles to use as obstacles.

The girls had fun taking turns to blow their pompom around the maze using their straws. We used our kitchen timer to see if we could beat our 'best score' each time without knocking over any blocks.


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10 comments:

  1. We use to build mazes and drive toy cars around the maze, but blowing pompoms never occurred as an option to me. Looks fun!

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  2. That looks like fun! I wonder if they can use a marble they push as an extension on the activity. It just looks like it would be a great marble maze too.
    Vicky @ www.messforless.net

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  3. Absolutely LOVE that maze! I'm pinning it for our to-do's! I'd love for you to link this up to It's Playtime! Join the playdate :)

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  4. Very fun, I will have to try this

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  5. Great work- so much learning involved in this- Thank you for linking up to The Sunday Showcase!

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  6. I love this idea, so does my 2-year-old toddler :) and i shared how I did it in my blog; http://joy-in-moments.blogspot.com/2013/01/toddler-fun-activity-simple-block-maze.html. Thanks for a great idea~

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