One Water Drop and a Maze – the Water Drop Game
My youngest child loves mazes! They are the first thing he attempts in all puzzle books and we’ve found even more free ones for him on-line. In an effort to find something we both would enjoy playing, we decided to try Water Drop Mazes!
This is a fun and simple way to explore mazes AND water drops.
We used these awesome, easy to use mazes from Krazy Dad. They’re free and you can send them directly to your printer. Worked for me!
Water Drop Game
Since I was photographing this for you, we tinted our water orange and actually used a dropper. I have been known to just flick a water drop on the page directly from the faucet. The dropper did add a fun element because we were able to add and subtract water, connect drops together, and drag large drops of water across the page.
Add one water drop at the start of the maze and slowly drag it through the maze. Add more water for a larger spot. We used a pointed toothpick, so it helped to hold it on the side so we wouldn’t poke a hole in the plastic. Patience is key!
More options for Doing the Water Drop Maze:
1. Cover the printed maze with a plastic page protector.
2. Place a piece of wax paper over the maze.
2. If you have the option, laminate the maze.
Even More Maze Fun:
- Want to make your own personalized mazes? Check out this idea from Creative With Kids.
- I thought this cool magnetic maze was awesome on Kids Activities Blog, click here.
- Trisha made two paper mazes and an awesome LEGO maze on Kids Activities blog, click here.
- These frustration free mazes with dry erase markers rock! No Time for Flashcards, click here.
- Caroline made this cool LEGO maze / pinball game! (This LEGO maze inspired my son so much, he’s off making it!)
This water drop maze game came about because because my kids love quality time with me, playing with Legos, building bridges etc. and cuddling. I can usually manage fitting in the cuddles (because I get to sit on the couch), but really setting aside time to play a game can be hard. I almost lost my mind playing Mastermind the other day! 🙂
I usually look for a way to compromise with my kids. If they ask me to play, I come up with a few things that I wouldn’t mind playing and then we go from there.
Sharing simple ideas on how to connect with your children through play!