Laser Maze

Indoor

2.5 years +

A-MAZE-ing! This activity requires your child to be cool, calm, and collective as they use their body to twist and turn through the maze. The laser maze is great for imaginative play and will help develop your child’s balance and coordination skills. 

Materials

  • Toilet paper (streamers, string, or yarn can also be used as an alternative)
  • Wall safe masking tape 

Set-up

This activity works best when performed in a narrow hallway. If unavailable, try using furniture. 

  • Create lasers by taping toilet paper to both walls in a zig-zag pattern, back and forth, high and low, moving down the hallway. The idea is to create a maze which your child can navigate through. 
  • Adapt the complexity of the maze to match your child’s age and physical ability, this can be achieved by simply increasing or decreasing the height and width between the lasers. 

Time to play

  • Encourage your child to crawl, duck, and jump under and over the lasers. The goal is to manoeuvre from one side to the other without touching or breaking the lasers. 
  • Aim to make the maze challenging enough so that your child can’t crawl the entire length, but easy enough for them to complete without constantly breaking the lasers and becoming frustrated.
  • Include some of your child’s favourite toys throughout the maze and have your child rescue as much of them as possible before making it safely to the other side. 
  • Once your child has mastered the maze, arrange the lasers into a new pattern and continue the fun… Remember, don’t break the lasers 😉 

At Learning Jungle, we believe all children are capable, confident and full of potential. Co-learning empowers your child to take initiative. Encouraging child participation and engaging in open-ended, thought-provoking conversation throughout play is important for healthy child development.

Conversations with your child

  • Can you make it to the other side of the maze? 
  • Be careful not to break the lasers! 
  • How fast can you complete the maze? 
  • Can you rescue all your toys along the way? 
  • Would you like to help set-up a new maze? 

We would love to meet you

We currently have 28 locations in 5 countries. Our child care facilities offer tours throughout the year.
We invite you to visit a location near you.