Week 38: Practice Problem Solving with Mazes

I really love all of those hidden ways there are to teach my kids something when they don’t even know they’re learning. Finding learning opportunities in everyday things is a big part of why I created The Trip Clip.

Week 38: Practice Problem Solving with Mazes!

Mazes are great for teaching kids problem solving skills. They need to plan ahead, come up with different strategies, and keep different paths in their head.  As a bonus, mazes are also great hand-eye coordination and handwriting practice!

If your child can't ever get enough mazes, try these printable mazes that are generated automatically at all skill levels. Unlimited mazes!

pinit2

The great thing about the mazes from The Trip Clip is that you can make them as easy or as difficult as you like. Younger kids can practice their writing and problem solving skills just like older ones can. And a completely new maze is generated every time you refresh the page, so you can print an endless supply of mazes for your kids!

These also work great when paired with a kid-sized clipboard from The Trip Clip.

This cute, half-size clipboard comes in blue, red, yellow and green. Use it with The Trip Clip's printable activities for fun on the go!

The 4-color click-pen can be great for encouraging your kids to improve their skill with the mazes.  Each time your child gets stuck, have them switch pen colors and go back to the last decision point.  If theycan do it all in a single color (no mistakes), they’re an expert!  If theyneed all 4 pen colors before they find the right path, challenge themto do the next one with just 3 colors.

This is a great way to help your kids work on improving their problem solving skills by getting them to work on beating their own best score. They’ll gain confidence too!

 

Advertisements

About thetripclip

Helping busy parents manage lives on the go - Learn, Entertain, Organize
This entry was posted in Teach. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Week 38: Practice Problem Solving with Mazes

  1. Pingback: Week 49: A Travel Christmas Gift for YOU! | The Trip Clip Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s