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.
Fun fall leaf maze and labyrinth:
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.
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.Don’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.
Looking for more fun outdoor fall activities? Check out these 10 terrific backyard activities for fall!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.