Halloween STEM Challenge Mazes

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  1. Let's get you ready for Halloween with some STEM Challenges! This is a set of three activities that each uses a Halloween theme with pumpkins and spooky decor. But, each challenge can be used any time of year- just substitute with another object instead of pumpkins. Please note: This package contain
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Here’s an a--maze -ing STEM challenge to use for October STEM or try some variations for any time of year. This one uses Halloween décor and a haunted house theme. Kids love building mazes for any reason and they loved, loved creating the Haunted House theme with this maze. The materials are super easy to gather and the kids will do the rest!

This challenge is available in money-saving bundles!

What is the challenge?

In this challenge, students will design and build a maze featuring Halloween décor, a haunted house, spooky ghosts, and anything else related to the holiday they can create. The maze will be contained in a box, kids will use craft sticks to make the maze walls, and they must satisfy the constraints of the task with twists and turns and dead ends. Finally, they will be able to pick up the box and roll a marble or object through the maze paths.

What is your prep?

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes boxes, cardboard tubes, cardstock and construction paper, craft sticks, white glue, tape, pipe cleaners, marbles or an object that will roll on the maze path, variety of holiday objects to use in decorating (optional), and other craft items.

The package specifically includes:

  • cover
  • teacher background
  • materials and preparation page
  • 4 pages of teacher directions
  • 4 pages of photographs
  • one extra Hints page
  • two versions of constraints posters with matching lab sheets*
  • one sample answer lab sheet
  • a scoring rubric
  • an editable file.
  • Check the preview to see the editable forms. The page count listed for this package includes everything.
  • *One set of constraints and the matching lab sheet are specific to the Haunted House Maze and the second set is worded to be used for any kind of maze.

This challenge will need 1 - 2 class sessions (1 hour) to complete.

What are teachers saying?

  • "My students had so much fun designing their mazes! When they were built we placed them in the hall for all the other students to try! Great Product!"
  • "This is a GREAT activity for students and teachers! All instructions provided for teachers to ensure success. Students are eagerly engaged and try to create 'the best' Halloween maze! "

You may also like other challenges that will be fun for celebrating the month of October!

Or grab the bundle with all three Halloween challenges!

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