Mazes aren’t just beneficial for little ones, they can be used at all ages. Check out tons of easy printable mazes for kids of all ages.
We all know that mazes are important for little ones as they practice and build their fine motor skills, but mazes have so many other benefits. The benefits for your students from preschool all the way through to high school age.
Benefits of mazes for kids of all ages:
- Especially for young learners and as kids grow, mazes can introduce problem-solving skills, boost patience and improve their cognition through processes.
- Mazes also help to improve hand-eye coordination while improving memory, enabling concentration and focus, and sharpening spatial reasoning.
- Lastly, throughout the age ranges, solving mazes builds confidence as it provides a sense of accomplishment.
I truly enjoy the idea of improving my kids’ thinking skills with something that is fun for them. Working on mazes provides different benefits to each of my children.
I feel as though my middle schooler, who is studious and book-smart, benefits from mazes because it improves her critical thinking skills. I provide her with math equation mazes or hard mazes because she enjoys coming up with solutions and solving problems.
My son, on the other hand, is super active. I enjoy giving him mazes because it allows him to focus and concentrate on one thing at a time. Mazes provide a way for his brain to relax when it feels like sometimes it can a mile a minute.
Which skills do you think your child might benefit most from while tackling some maze puzzles?
Help enforce all of these skills with these easy (and some challenging) printable mazes for kids of all ages.
Easy and Fun Preschool and Kindergarten Mazes:
Mazes and Adorable ABC Worksheets – Your little ones will totally enjoy practicing their ABCs with these adorable worksheet activities and letter mazes. Kids will trace the letters of the alphabet then go on a maze journey with adorable images.
Fine Motor Skill Practice with Magnetic Marble Mazes – These printable strips help your kids guide marbles through little maze patterns across the sheet. These are pretty simple activities that maximize much-needed skills in our little ones like hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, visual-spatial perception, and more.
Follow the ABCs Alphabet Maze – If you need the practice to reinforce the order of the alphabet with your preschoolers or kindergarteners, then this adorable alphabet maze will task your kids to follow the right letters of the alphabet in order to get out of the maze.
Simple and Cute Easy Kids Mazes – If your young learners enjoy mazes then this is the perfect resource for them. From monkeys trying to find their bananas or a fish trying to jump back in its fishbowl, your kids will love these fun mazes.
PreK and Kindergarten Skip Counting Mazes – Start building beginning math skills with totally fun and engaging maze worksheets. Grab these 3 progressive mazes to help your little ones practice skip counting in your homeschool.
Mazes for Elementary:
14 Downloadable Mad About Mazes Activities – Your elementary school students are learning soo much right now. Their brains are ready for learning and can sometimes get overwhelmed. Check out these mazes for your primary school kids to do for brain-break time, road trips, or just in between lessons in homeschool.
Multiplication Table Practice Mazes – If you are a homeschool parent who loves to get a LOT of learning in just one swoop, then you will love these mazes that help kids practice their multiplication tables. Each maze leads your elementary-aged students through times table facts in a fun way.
Maze Activity to Practice Number Multiples – Rote skills aren’t everyone’s favorite but most of us can’t deny that they help kids with learning math facts and fluency. This free multiples activity is a fun way for your students to practice studying the multiples of a given number.
Ocean-Themed Various Elementary Grade Mazes – If you are doing any study on the ocean or ocean animals, these adorable mazes will be great simple, but fun tasks to give your students if they finish work early or just to go alongside your lessons. There are three different versions included in this resource with sea animals like starfish, regular fish, and octopus. (You will also find an adorable seahorse maze for your little ones as well.)
Video Tutorial for Kids to Make Their Own Mazes – This video tutorial is a fun and engaging activity for kids to create and design on their own. You can download a free PDF for a simple template any school-age child will be able to build off of.
Free Middle School Mazes:
Maze Medium Download and more – This simple maze is a great simple activity for your middle schooler. They can use it to relax in between lessons, for a brain break, and to keep themselves busy on slow days.
Hug Maze Printable – Who doesn’t need a hug? Ever see a maze within a word? Well, this maze is within the three-letter word HUG. It’s adorable and your middle schoolers will find it cool.
Order of Operations Maze Challenge – Your middle-schoolers may be putting the order of operations into full practice now. Then provide them with a fun way to practice the order of operations with this 12 expressions maze puzzle.
Solving Equations with Maze Activities – Solving equations isn’t the easiest for our middle schoolers, especially if math isn’t a strong point for them. These free maze activities are an engaging way for kids to practice solving equations with one and two-step operations.
High School Printable Mazes:
Hard Printable Hexagon Printable – When we think of mazes, we seldom think of mazes for high school kids. There are however mazes that high school students can tackle to help their minds focus or provide them with a calming activity to complete during the homeschool day.
Printable Hard Maze Challenges – Help your older students challenge their brains during the homeschool day. Much of their work may be very independent. When you give them little activities like hard mazes, it helps exercise their brain.
Hard Mazes Printables – Solving mazes can exercise your students’ brains, no matter what age they are. This difficult maze is great for your students to challenge themselves in activities that are both practices for the mind and fun.
Maze Challenges for Older Students – Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the site page to access these hard mazes for your older students to tackle at home. Some of these look pretty fun for adults to do as well.
Fun but Super Hard Mazes to Challenge your Teen – These mazes look super hard, but they are great for building your teens’ academic confidence and keeping their focus and on a school, brain break during some tough lessons or in the midst of loads of work.
Hands-On Maze Activities:
Science Mazes Activity Unit – Your elementary kids will explore dozens of fun puzzle mazes with all the twists and turns that make them fun and engaging with this fun maze activity unit. These aren’t just any mazes, they have a paragraph of reading for topics like life, earth, and physical science.
Make a Mini Magnet Maze – Maze fun doesn’t always come in the form of a printable or worksheet. Kids can get into mazes with fun hands-on activities like this mini-maze magnet project.
Create Awesome STEAM Fun with this Box Lid Maze – If your kids love building, designing, or just creating they will enjoy this Maze STEAM activity that incorporates engineering, art, and best of all critical thinking skills.
Super Fun and Easy Paper Plate Marble Maze for Kids – All you need for the STEM activity are basic straws, glue, marbles, and paper plates. Many of us already have some of these at home which is a parenting WIN! Here’s a tip… the more colors in your items the better.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!