String Maze is a perennial favorite, but have you considered creating one for Christmas morning? Use string to make a maze indoors where children have to weave their way from start to finish.
- number of players: from 1 child
- age: from 4 years old
- supplies: lenghts of string, small gift per player, pencils
- Played indoors
- Duration: 10 min
How to play Christmas String maze?
Here’s a game that’s perfect to start a Christmas party (for kids and adults). Buy a ball of string or wool for each child who will be present, and tie a small gift to the end of a string.
Hide the gift somewhere, then unroll the ball of yarn completely around the room, passing it behind furniture, under table legs, and around railings, etc. Tie a pencil to the other end of the string. Repeat this process for each ball you have, crossing them over each other. When participants arrive at the party, give them each a pencil and let them know that on the other end of the string is a gift. Each player must then crawl, climb, and burrow through the space, untangling, untwisting and unknotting as he goes, until they find their prize. They have to follow the path of the string by wrapping it around their pencil until they reach the end of this incredible maze and discover their gift.
Variation of the game
You can also make a team game. Indeed, you can replace the gift at the end of the string by a clue. Each child discovers his or her clue and must wait for each child to discover his or her own. By putting the clues together, they will find the hiding place where the final gifts are…
This game is very fun to set up during the month of December, at a children’s party or on Christmas Eve to make the children wait for Santa Claus to come…
The educational advantages of the Christmas String maze game
- allows to have fun and to enter slowly in the Christmas period
- develops spatial recognition
- allows the development of visual motor skills
- builds hand-eye coordination
- learning and listening to the rules of the game.
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