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Free Printable Mazes — Educational Games
Here are a few free mazes from the Amazeing Art maze book. They make great educational games for kids and are good for road trips too. The stories behind these monuments, also from the book, are as fascinating as the maze art. So just follow the links to the essays.
Mazes, Labyrinths, and Ancient Ruins
Why mazes of ancient monuments? The same juxtaposition of order and disorder, of artistry and chaos, that is apparent in mazes is also manifest in ancient ruins. Monuments such as the Great Sphinx, the Colossus of Rhodes, or the Egyptian Labyrinth were once pre-eminent symbols of human achievement, masterpieces of technological skill and the control of vast manpower and resources. Yet now they are also vivid reminders of the inevitable triumph of time over the works of man, of the irresistible decay that gnaws away at all great things...
Educational Games for Road Trips
We all take road trips. When I was a kid I used to bring my mazes with me on our (very long, but wonderfully fun) family trips. We didn't have tiny TV's built into the back seats of our cars back then, but I think road trips were better that way. Mazes develop hand-eye coordination and puzzle solving skills — just what I needed in the 6th grade. And I'm sure my parents appreciated how quiet I was!
A good educational puzzle beats TV any time. So if you are looking for some puzzles for a road trip, download a few of these mazes and try them out. And don't forget to print some of the essays as well, so you can talk about the history of these ancient wonders. The stories behind the monuments are half the fun.
Share Your Comments
I love to hear feedback, suggestions, and crazy ideas for new mazes! And its nice to just hear how you used the maze art.
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