Leaf Maze

leaf maze

Looking for a fun way for your kids to play in the leaves?  Rake up a Leaf Maze…

This is one of our favourite Fall traditions around here.  A leaf maze is so much for the hooligans to play in, and I really enjoy making one.  It’s not often that you get the chance to be excited about raking up a yard full of leaves, but this really does make the task fun.
leaf maze, kids walking

Obviously I don’t need to provide you with any instructions here.  The photos pretty much tell all.  kids running through leaf maze

Isn’t this fun?

Kids will develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills as they encounter road-blocks and dead-ends.  Staying between the lines helps them develop spacial sense, and they’ll learn to look and think ahead, and plan their steps as they navigate the maze from start to finish.  how to make a leaf maze

Don’t worry about it if your child accidentally walks through a “wall”.  That’s a part of the learning process as well, and as they get older, that will happen less.  Just keep the rake handy for quick repairs if it happens.  What’s most important thing here is that you and your child are enjoying some exercise in the fresh, Fall air.A-maze-ing Fall Fun - happy hooligansDon’t think the maze has to be made up of straight lines and corners; here’s a shot of the Fall labyrinth I made for the hooligans a few years ago.

leaf labyrinth

Looking for more fun outdoor fall activities?  Have a look at the  leaf slide and leaf roads that the  hooligans played in for the better part of the week last year!

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Yours in play, Jackie from Happy Hooligans

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