After checking out a life-size maze, we had to make a big chalk maze to drive through at home! This is a great sidewalk chalk activity for preschoolers.
Its easier to make a big chalk maze than you might think, too!
Any kind of sidewalk chalk activity is fun for the kids. And it usually gets them moving, which I love.
A month or so ago, we headed to our local maize maze and tackled it with the whole family.
If your kid loves mazes, check out these 10 mazes for preschoolers!
Since then I’ve been wanting to try a maze at home with Henry.
I painted a maze onto our driveway using the sidewalk chalk paint recipe.
This time, I left out the baking soda since there was no need for the fizz. I swapped in flour for the cornstarch because I didn’t have any on hand.
The sidewalk paint recipe ended up being:
- Water (It doesn’t take much, but make it thinner than you think you’ll want it, it thickens up)
- Washable paint or food coloring for color
Then, I headed outside to paint the big chalk maze. My husband even happened to catch me painting it on camera!
I first made the maze on the small side and let Henry try it out.
He made it through entirely too easily. So I doubled the size and had him try the maze again.
I thought about making it another maize maze with the corn we got from the farm. It looked to be too hard to line up the kernels through the maze.
However, Henry still didn’t have much trouble driving his trucks through the maze.
He ran into a dead end only a few times. He time he asked, “But how do I get here?”
It only took some simple problem solving for him to answer his own question.
The maze still hasn’t been washed off the driveway because it hasn’t rained. We may make it even bigger, or try out the kernels of corn.