Today’s Lego challenge is all about making a maze. In French it’s called a “labyrinthe”.
(Maybe I should add a French word of the week to teach your kids while you’re doing your Lego Challenge??? Ha! Don’t worry, I’m just teasing!)
It’s simple really, but for some kids it’s not so simple. Being able to visualize what you want to create and then to figure out which pieces you need and how to put them together to make what’s in your head, well, it can be difficult. My 5 year old had a hard time with it. He was able to build a maze, no problem. But he wasn’t satisfied with it. He wanted it to be tricky and at least a little bit hard for the person playing with it. He didn’t think his was tricky enough. So he would take it all apart and try again. And again. And again. He finished this challenge not satisfied with his maze. He couldn’t build what was in his head.
Both of my other children had no issues building their mazes. They ended up looking very different from each other. I find it fascinating how their minds work completely different from one another. One is structured and likes to follow the rules. Everything is the way it should be. While the other is very creative and likes to do things outside the box, unexpected and unusual.
The goal of this challenge is to create a maze, using Legos of course, on a baseplate. A marble should be able to roll from the entrance of the maze to its exit. You simply use your hands to move the marble by tilting the maze.
One thing my kids did to make their maze tricky, is to cover a section of it. You have no idea if you’re going in the right direction or not since you can’t see the marble.
What can you do to make your maze “tricky”?
Share with us how you made out…