Looking for an a-Maze-ing screen free activity to keep your kids happy & busy? Kids love mazes especially when they include cute mom and baby animals from around the world they can also color. We created the printable Cute Animal Mazes for kids book as a fun screen free way to keep our children entertained, and busy so we had time to get things done around the house (and even drink my coffee hot!). We thought we would share these interesting and educational kids activities so you too can drink your coffee hot, have time to organize your week, or cook dinner without the kids under foot.
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What are the Benefits of Maze Activities?
Mazes are awesome brain boosting activities that help your kids increase their focus & concentration, and develop problem solving skills. Figuring out how to get from A to B increases their spatial awareness, planning skills and fine motor control. Scanning the page to find possible solutions is also a skill used in reading and writing.
All of these are important life skills for kindergarten, primary school, and their whole life. Not only that, they will be having so much fun, they won’t even know they are learning. No moaning, or Aw mom / dad, do I have to do this. Win win for everybody.
Animal Maze Printables
Printable animal mazes are also a hit with parents and teachers, as you can print them all off or just the ones you need. There are 30 maze and coloring pages in total suitable for ages 4 to 8. With various levels easy to more difficult, kids will get a kick out of solving them as they move through the levels.
My daughter is a whiz at mazes. She loves them, and will spend a good hour or more concentrating on doing each one carefully. In fact she sped through these at warp speed, but the added zoo animals to color slowed her down and added on extra activities and time. I am working on my next maze activity pages, that have harder mazes. So stay tuned if you have a maze enthusiast.
How to Use the Kids Activity Sheets
Kids activity sheets are versatile. I’ve included a smaller booklet version as well, so you can take them with you in your purse, bag, or backpack wherever you go. Ideas on how to use the coloring & activity sheets:
- Give out as party favors for a zoo or animal themed birthday party
- Use as a learning activity in your classroom
- Bring out on a rainy day to keep the kids entertained
- Print out for a creative (and cheap) playdate activity
- Pack as a fun travel activity book when on the road, plane or train
- Use as a screen free activity while you try to get stuff done around the house
- Give to your kids as a Birthday Gift, Christmas Gift or Easter Gift.
These are just a few ideas. The Maze booklets are easy to make. Just print out on USL size paper, and then fold in half.
Or if you prefer a larger size, there are also the full page 8.5″ x 11″ version as well.
Favourite Zoo Animal Coloring pages & Mazes
It’s hard to pick my favourite, as there are so many cute ones. But my daughter and I both agreed that the Giraffes and heart maze was A-Maze-ing (see what I did there). The sleeping sloths came in a close second.
Zoo Animal Coloring & Maze Book for Kids (on Amazon)
If you are looking for a fun gift idea, you can also grab the same printables in the Playful Animal Maze Book on Amazon, and a printed copy will be sent. Perfect if you don’t want the added hassle of printing off the pages (or you ran out of ink again…been there!)
Printables are for personal use only! You may not alter them or sell, distribute or share them in any form without prior written consent from Packed for Life.
Related Kids Activities and Printables:
- Free Easter Coloring & Activity Pages
- Family Bucket List Ideas (you can do close to home)
- Free Year in Review Printables
- Winter Bucket List Ideas (To avoid cabin fever!)
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