Bricks and constructions are always a good option to get your little one busy for a moment. Not only kids need to focus, observe and model spatially; it also encourages them to develop problem-solving. This activity is ideal for 4 to 6 years old and it’s likely fun for any age group since you can add several levels of complexity and challenges.
So let’s build a maze and guide a ball through the twists and traps and dead ends. Let’s find our way out of the labyrinth! For this fun learning activity we need
- A large LEGO baseplate; it should be 32 studs by 32 studs or more
- A few dozens of bricks with various combinations; a lot of classic bricks are required and few quirky bricks can add some fun and challenges, for instance, arches, bridges and slopes
- A marble ball or any small ball about 1cm or half a inch
- A bit of time to build and time for fun!
Build the walls at least one standard brick high and make sure passages are large enough for the ball, so depending on the ball at least 2 to 3 studs. Create an open space for the entrance and an open space for the exit. Tilt the game board to get the ball rolling through the maze passaged from the entrance to the exit. You can also add a countdown to level up the difficulty and the competition. But remember the most important is to have fun!
For extra fun we’ve added: a chest to collect treasures, some monsters and cogs to avoid, a spinning gate and a few bumps. The little one also enjoys having his characters browsing the maze to explore and find treasures. Enjoy and share your experience!