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Snow Maze Outdoor Kids Activity

A few weeks back we had a nice snowfall.  It was great snow for making snowmen and rolling snow.  When we rolled the snow it rolled all the way down to the grass!  We ended up with a nice path in the snow and decided to make it a little more interesting.  Our Snow Maze was born!  This was the perfect outdoor activity for the kids as we made a maze all the way up to the base of our snowman.  Finishing the final touches on our snowman required a bit more navigating, to gather up the scarf, sticks, carrot, and rock...but it sure was fun!  Little Guy had a lot of fun making his way through the maze.  He's a big fan of mazes on paper, so this life-size backyard maze was even better!  There were even a few "bad guys" to negotiate around, too.  We've had fun with Snowball Experiments in the past and LOVE getting outdoors with snow activities for the kids, so our snow maze was no exception!
 
Snow Maze Outdoor Activity for Kids
 

Snow Maze: Outdoor Activity for Kids

Mazes are such a great activity for visual motor integration skills when done on paper.  Scanning with the eyes and coordinating the hand to make the correct and accurate motions can be very difficult for a child with visual perception problems.  When a life-size model is introduced, the visual perceptual skills multiply as the child needs to negotiate whole body movements.  Also, they need to scan the scene from inside the maze unlike looking down at a maze on paper.
 
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Plus, negotiating "bad guys" tends to up the difficulty of any maze ;)


We enjoyed our snowy day and our snowy maze.  If you make a snow maze this winter, be sure to share with us.  We love to see what you've been doing!


Looking for more fun ideas?  We've got tons of fun activities, crafts, and more planned for this winter.  Be sure to follow along on our social media outlets: on Facebook, Google+ Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!

 

5 comments :

  1. It was a lot of fun! We tried it again today, but the snow wasn't sticky enough. Maybe next snowfall :)

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  2. Ohhhh what a great activity - I can't wait to try this and it would be perfect to do once you've rolled the snowman.

    Thank you for linking up to Tuesday Tots last week and just letting you know that I will be featuring this over on Rainy Day Mum this week.

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  3. What a wonderful idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  4. Another lovely idea! Thanks so much for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party :-)

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