Easy Preschool DIY Marble Maze
Easy DIY Marble Maze
This easy preschool DIY marble maze is fun for all ages, and the best part is that it is made using items that are easily available to purchase or may already be in your home. So give it a try with your child and watch how much fun they have with this simple and easy preschool DIY activity
Marble Maze Skills
This marble maze is a wonderful learning tool used to teach eye-hand coordination while having fun with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activity. Part of the STEAM objective here is to first think of how to place the straws to build the maze in a way that will make it a challenge. Then, think of how the marble will move with the movement of your hands on the box. Will the marble move to the left if you move to the left or right? Moving the box from side to side to try and move the marble in the direction of the straws is entertaining and engages problem-solving and memory skills. There is a lot of learning in this “simple” maze activity. It’s perfect for ages 3 and older because of small parts that may be a choking hazard.
Our DIY Marble Maze
We used straws, long and some cut short, tape, marbles, and a box top from a board game. Once the maze has been used a few times and has been mastered, the straws can be moved into a different position to make new mazes.
Items Needed To Make The Maze
- Shallow box