Thursday, March 29, 2012

Marble Mazes

We had the traditional marble maze out this week.
Which is great for challenging the children to build and rebuild 
the pathways for the marbles to follow.
But we also expanded on the marble mazes we did a few weeks ago.
Again, thanks to TeachPreschool for the marble maze idea.
My husband made a bigger one for us to use.
The children loved the challenge.
Many used their fingers to push the marble through the maze.
But others lifted the box to roll the marble.
 They learned how to lift and lower the box from side to side
and end to end to make it roll where they wanted it to.
Another maze challenge we tried was inspired by a post
 Instead of rolling the marble around the obstacles they had
to go through the tubes.
The marbles didn't work as smoothly so we switched to 
plastic golf balls.

It took a lot of patience and  control to help a moving object 
go through a tube then out.
This little boy got the ball to roll into the tube but it wouldn't come out.
It was easier to lift the tube to get it out.


  1. Hi MAUREEN, I really like your program. We currently live in Richmond. May I know where is your center, so that we can drop by one day. Can you email me your location? My email:

  2. These are wonderful!! I love the bigger maze and the tubes!!

  3. I tried to share on FB but it is not letting me today! I will try again on another day! I sent a note to FB that they need to let me share this post!

    1. I've sent FB a note too saying that my blog can't be posted and haven't heard anything back - frustrating.

  4. This is such a FUN, creative idea! LOVE it! I featured it this week at TGIF - - Feel free to grab an I was featured button! Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us!!
    Happy Easter,
    Beth =-)

    1. Thanks Beth, I'm away on Spring Break at the moment but will grab your button when I get back to my computer.