Mazes for preschoolers, and really for all kids, are great for problem solving.
There’s no doubt about it, life is going to throw you a curve ball at some time or another. No matter what you’ve planned, life can always take you in unexpected directions.
To achieve your dream, your finish line, sometimes you have to fail before you succeed. There are roadblocks, dead ends. Sometimes you can push through, other times you’ll have to take a step back and try another direction. Mazes are a perfect example to show young kids about achieving your dreams, and problem solving to figure out what the best route will be to get you there.
Our sponsor, Monsters University is screaming this message, it is truly the theme of the movie. Mike’s dream is to become a Scarer, and even though he’s not at all scary, he’s determined to do it. He battles one obstacle after another throughout the movie to become a Scarer. He’s living a maze, running into dead ends and having to turn around to find another way to achieve his dream.
Kids can learn a lot from this movie, but the theme is probably a little over a preschooler’s head, at least mine. So we play mazes a lot to learn about achieving their dreams! It shows them to never give up, that the right path is there, they just have to keep looking to find it.
Here’s 5 mazes for preschoolers that we’ve done, and learned from!
- Simple and easy, a big maze out on the driveway just to drive through. Simple problem solving!
- Add numbers to a big maze outside for preschoolers to practice counting their way through.
- Use tape inside to make a maze on the floor. Add numbers to count through.
- Or use letters to make your way through the alphabet.
- Use the chalkboard and make a maze with letters, to follow the letter through the maze.
5 more awesome mazes for preschoolers that I want to try with the kids:
- Just a plain tape maze, but huge, on the floor from Adventures at Home with Mum.
- Learning math with a block maze from Little Moments to Embrace.
- Even shapes can be learnt in a maze, from Creative Family Fun.
- An a-Mazing (haha! Yes, I had to) Lego maze for kids from Kids Activities Blog.
- Mazes can even be made with playdough. How fun! From Squashed Tomatoes.
Be sure to check out all our mazes for kids as well as Monsters University, own it first on Digital HD 10/8 & Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on October 29th, to learn about believing in yourself and achieving your dreams!
And remember that mazes are not just about the learning of numbers and abc’s, but also about problem solving and figuring how to get to that end goal!
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