8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Art and Design
Reading and Writing
Students design mazes filled with dead ends, obstacles, hazards, and other challenges.
November 1, 2016
Wikipedia on Labyrinth
See this link from Wikipedia to find other resources to discover to learn more about labyrinths.
Introduce students to the challenge. Show examples of labyrinths. Pair students together or allow them to choose partners.
Ask students to consider what elements will they will deem important when they design their own labyrinth.
Have groups imagine various obstacles for their labyrinths. How will they mark the start and end areas? Let them do some sketching and planning with graph paper use it as a tool to figure out who's responsible for what parts of the maze.
Have students enter the game and find a space to build. Be sure no one goes too far away but that everyone
still feels comfortable with their proximity to their neighbors. As they build, float around to offer support. Be sure
students are titling and signing their work.
Pair each group with another group and have them play each others' mazes. Ask them to leave glows and grows signs, paying special attention to the challenge: Was it too hard, too easy, or just right?
Give students some time to look at the feedback, make final adjustments to their work, and to take screenshots
to document what they achieved. Have them play the other finished mazes with the remaining time.
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