My niece Gaby has been busy using The Trip Clip website to create packets of printable mazes for me to sell on Teachers Pay Teachers. You can print an unlimited number of mazes yourself if you purchase the maze activity on The Trip Clip website, but if you want to just get some mazes quickly right now, these packets are just the thing.
Click on any packet to get to the Teachers Pay Teachers purchase page. If you’re not sure what level of maze is right for your kids, start with this packet of 7 free mazes and have your child try them to figure out which packet to buy.
In the Classroom
These mazes are a good free time activities for kids. They’re fun, they help young kids with hand-eye coordination and handwriting skills, and they help all kids learn about persistence and problem solving.
With 30 mazes in each packet you should have enough to give a different maze to each student. You can also print out multiple copies of the whole bundle and keep them in a stack in your room for kids to grab whenever they way. It can also work well to laminate them and have kids use them with a dry erase marker so they can be solved again and again without wasting paper. I really like these small Quartet brand dry erase markers with a built in eraser. They’re high quality, and the small point works well with these mazes.
On the Go
Personally I used these mazes primarily on family trips. My older son really liked doing mazes, especially the really hard ones which was great because they kept him busy for longer. He could really burn through them, though, so the ability to use The Trip Clip website to print a brand new maze each time worked really well for us. The other thing that worked great was the kid-sized clipboard. I would print 20-30 mazes for our trip and clip them into my son’s clipboard so he’d have a set ready to go in the car or on the airplane.
How Gaby Made These
I’ve written before about how my niece Gaby, who has Autism, helps me with The Trip Clip. To make these 6 bundles she used the Activity Book feature.
The Activity Book lets you choose one or more activities, set a difficulty level, and then choose how many pages to create for that activity. To make the maze books, Gaby selected each of the difficulty levels one at at a time, and then set the # of pages to 30. The website then generated 30 unique mazes at the specified difficulty level and added them to the Print Queue, which saves all of the activities as PDFs. Instead of printing them, Gaby saved the PDF, which is what I sell on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Because the mazes are automatically generated, you can follow these steps to make a whole new set of mazes yourself!