The 25 Days of Christmas STEM Countdown continues with a LEGO challenge! Build a Christmas marble maze. Can you make it from one end to the other? We have tons of fun with our LEGO bricks. Building a Christmas marble maze out of LEGO is a great STEAM challenge for even young kids to get involved with too.
LEGO CHRISTMAS MARBLE MAZE FOR KIDS
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A Christmas LEGO marble maze is super easy to make. All you need is a baseplate and different size LEGO bricks. You don’t need fancy or special bricks. A basic LEGO brick assortment will do just fine. Of course, you can make it festive by choosing Christmasy colors like we did. Add a marble and you are ready to go.
The best way to start is to build a frame around the outside of the baseplate leaving a two holes, one for the start and one for the finish. Use your marble to measure. You can also check out our heart shaped maze.
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A LEGO CHRISTMAS MARBLE MAZE IS AN AWESOME STEM CHALLENGE
There’s lots to learn when you are building this Christmas marble maze! Planning, engineering, testing, problem solving, and designing are all a part of the process. A little trial and error is good for kids.
Mazes also make great motor planning activities. A simple maze like this works on visual planning, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. Kids have to use patience and small movements to move the marble through the LEGO maze!
If you have multiple kids, have them race each other and use a timer. Have one kid build a maze for the other kid(s). We also have more fun Christmas LEGO challenges to try in our DIY LEGO Advent Calendar.
Join in for the 25 Days of Christmas STEM Countdown. We planned simple and inexpensive ways to enjoy a variety of STEM activities over the holidays. Creating a marble maze is also great for school vacation time! Make sure to check out our awesome new book for more cool LEGO learning ideas.
KIDS LOVE OUR CHRISTMAS LEGO MARBLE MAZE
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