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Create-a-Maze

Lower Age: 5+
Website: https://www.learningresources.com/product/create-a-maze--8482-.do
Price: $29.99
Year Added: 2016

Create-a-Maze™ is a fun game where children build mazes by following activity cards and then attempt to solve their finished maze against the clock. The games includes a maze base, 17 maze pieces, 4 balls (2 blue and 2 red), and 10 activity cards. Children guide the balls through the maze by tilting the base so that the balls can go around the obstacles and into their corresponding goals. In addition to following the mazes on the activity cards, kids create their own designs while allows them to continuously challenge themselves. Because the game can be played alone or with others, it also offers a way for children to practice working with others. Overall, this gift promotes engineering thinking and design by encouraging kids to think creatively and come up with their own maze designs. Through the process of trial and error, players can learn the best way to solve each maze design successfully.

 

 

Engineering thinking and design practices the gift encourages children to do or learn about: Generate ideas, plan the solution, try the solution, test the solution, create the prototype or process, analyze the solution, make improvements to the solution, refine ideas, redesign the solution, recognize patterns, work in a team

 

 

Overall ratings:

  • Children Ratings
    • Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0
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  • Parents Ratings
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  • Engineering & STEM Experts Reviews
    • Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0
    • Feedback:
      • “You have to create a plan to solve the different maze puzzles.”
      • “Makes the user analyze and think”
      • “FUN. Trains the kids to carry out their mental ideas with their hand muscles.”