Maze, Labyrinth and Puzzle Child Craft Coloring Book Images
For many years my father and I loved to haunt the thrift stores and garage sales. When I was a child I used to love it when Father would bring home big boxes of colored chalk that he picked up at a thrift shop or yard sale. I also remember eureka moments whenever I could get my hands on a piece or two of broken plaster board. These impromptu art tools were invaluable for me as a kid who loved to spend hours drawing mazes, labyrinths and hop scotch games on the concrete driveway in front of my house. My two favorite chalk activities were hopscotch and making giant spiral labyrinths (only I didn't know that I was drawing labyrinths, I just called them my snail spirals.
Mazes and Labyrinths is just what the doctor ordered for those of us who choose to live in the slow lane or want to get out of the cacophony of mindless chatter and noise that seems to be the Internet today.
These mazes and labyrinth design printables do not solve themselves. The games in this website do not play themselves. All games and puzzles in this site require a modicum of grey matter effort. Why bother with such boring old stuff in this day and age of instant gratification? Of course, children need to learn computer technology in order to succeed in the rat-race that is to be their future, but no one in a board meeting will ever ask your child to solve a Suduko game or display the success of their facebook farmville factory.
Children should learn hands-on tangible crafts of all kinds in order to develop cognitive, reasoning skills, to actually discover the how's and why's of the way things work. Sit down with your child and show them how to make a chalk maze or labyrinth to actually produce something tangible that they can look at with pride and understanding.
Why Puzzles, Mazes and Labyrinth Are Important Teaching Aids
When you teach children how to make and create their own entertainment and they will never be bored over their entire lifespan, plus they will have learned skills, abilities and confidence in their own capabilities to think for themselves and invent which translates into survival skills for such future challenges as employment opportunities and team building.
These mazes and labyrinth images are fairly accurate, black and white, artistic renditions and illustrations of historic maze and labyrinth designs as well as whimsical puzzles, mazes and labyrinths of my own creation to print and color. Parents and teachers may use these images for creating lesson plans and other educational purposes.
The historic images in Mazes and Labyrinth web site are based upon public domain images and items currently on display in public museums and in historical reference material such as the Project Gutenberg. These images are artist renditions and are definitely not intended to be scientifically accurate or drawn to scale representations.
Purpose of this site is to provide a brief introduction to maze and labyrinth craft activities for preschool children in the hopes of piquing the interest of young children into investigating further into the fascinating labyrinth and maze history.
Unique, worksheets, word puzzles, dot to dot, including coloring pages, math worksheets, preschool printables, and crossword puzzles are provided for added fun projects for visiting youngsters and busy teachers, parents and caregivers. The images in Maze and Labyrinth design patterns may also be used for non-commercial, non-profit crochet, embroidery, latch-hook rugs, wood work , decorations, ornaments, and other educational or personal art projects.
There are many external links throughout Maze and Labyrinth pages that open new windows to online resources, reference and photos. For quality indepth studies of Maze and Labyrinth subject matter, please refer to the references page for more expert resources.
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