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Mommy & Me Maze

 

Many animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. mothers keep their babies hidden to protect them from predators. But “mom” needs to find her youngster to feed and cuddle with it, too! Here’s a fun maze you can make so you and your friends can help a mother animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. find her baby. Ours is a birdAn animal that has wings and is covered with feathers. Birds have a backbone, are warm-blooded, produce young from eggs, and walk on their two legs. Most can fly. looking for her nest, but you may choose your favorite animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs..

 

 

What You Need:

  • 8-inch paper plate
  • 1 sheet of construction paper (plain or colored)
  • 1 wooden craft stick (also called a popsicle stick)
  • 2 small magnets (1 inch each) or magnetic strips
  • Colored markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

 

What You Do:

  1. Draw a baby animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. in the center of the paper plate. Draw a circle around the baby, but leave an opening.
  2. Use the colored markers to draw a maze on the plate. It helps to work from the center outward, so you can make sure you are leaving openings for the player to pass through. But don’t forget to put some “wrong turns” in!
  3. Draw and cut out a mother animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. on the construction paper.
  4. Test the two magnets so that you know which side of each one attracts the other.
  5. Glue one of the magnets “attracting side” up on the craft stick. Set it aside to dry.
  6. Glue another magnet on the underside of the mother animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs., “attracting side” down.  Set it aside to dry.
  7. When the glue has dried, place the mother animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. on the plate at the starting point of your maze. Place the magnet on the stick under the plate. Use the stick to guide the mother animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. through the maze to find her baby.