Guess who is now into mazes?!?! I’ve been waiting his whole life for this day. And also to take him to an Amazing Maize Maze (a corn maze) in the fall. I hope to take him to Liberty Mills Farm this fall. Don’t you think he needs a shirt that says “My Name Is Maze” when he goes?!
I remember loving workbooks when I was little. My mom bought Mazen these two maze books and I bought him this basic addition and subtraction one. He has picked up on math quickly (using his fingers to count) so I thought trying some picture math might be a good start. I think he’s probably still a little young for the written version, but I’m going to see — he might get it right away!
Here’s some math for you: 1 Kohr brothers ice cream + 1 little boy = 2 happy faces.
And here’s an oatmeal maze for you: start at the almond butter and see if you can find the bottom of the bowl? Watch out for the blueberries!!
Have you ever done a corn maze?
Cara Zimmer says
Seriously, when did he get so old looking???!!! My girls always loved workbooks too!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Mazen is appropriately named!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a corn maze in real life. Movies and sitcoms have me afraid that I’ll get lost and be stuck in there all night! LOL
Linda @ the Fitty says
I’ve never seen a corn maze either! Always learn something new whenever I visit Kath’s blog, haha!
Barbara Younger says
Let me know when he needs some more maze books! I think I used to draw my own, which you could do for him. Maybe I will try to make some too. Hey, and that gives me an idea for my next painting…
He is really into doing his “homework” everyday. One page per day! So maybe some preschool age workbooks for letters, numbers, patterns, etc?
Kelli @ Hungry Hobby says
I’m such a chicken way to scared to do corn mazes but I’m back on the oatmeal train this morning so I completed that maze!
Workbooks are the best. Will he go to kindergarten this year or next? My son learned SO MUCH in kindergarten last year! My daughter will go next year. Crazy how fast they grow up – and how much public school changes things.
He’s doing one more year of preschool in a transitional kindergarten class. We decided not to send him yet since he will still be 4 when school starts and while he is mature, that just seems so young. I polled everyone I knew, and the results were unanimous – give boys an extra year to develop. So one more year to go until public school!
My father (a remodeling contractor) would save large cardboard boxes from all the things he put into houses all year (cupboards, fridges, etc.). Then, near halloween, he and some of my friends’ dads would construct this huge maze out of them through his workshop building. The boxes were just big enough for an adult to squeeze through on hands and knees, so the kids had a little more breathing room. There were dead ends, having to go up and down stairs, sections that would have fake spiderwebs and icky feeling weird squishy carpet padding, peep holes out that would have something creepy on the other side (i.e. fake severed hands), hidden passageways and secret rooms and so much other awesome stuff. It would be super dark and nobody would bring a flashlight because you didn’t want to be a baby.
It would stay up for just a few days, but then he’d have to have his shop back for work so it would all get torn down and we’d have a huge cardboard bonfire. The whole thing was just magical.
Wow that is one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard! I used to love to get in boxes when I was little, and I can’t imagine a whole maze of them with secret rooms!!
Your dad is awesome!
We go to the Liberty Mills corn maze every fall! So much fun! Mazen will love it, I’m sure!
He’s so cute! Not sure what size he wears, but here is a link to an adorable MAZE shirt!
That is….A-MAZEing!! Buying it ; )
Yes, when I was performing in Michigan my folks came to visit and we did a giant corn maze in the shape of the Energizer bunny!
Cool! I have no idea how they get the cool designs so perfect
I wish I had kept my son back a year. He started school when he was only 4 years and 2 months. He just wasn’t ready and we had months of problems.
THanks for sharing
Katie Dawson says
I went to college at NIU which is quite literally in the middle of a corn field (and the city “mascot” is flying corn) so every fall we would go to a nearby corn maze that became haunted after dark. It was fun because each year they would do a different design. P.S. I STILL love those workbooks at almost 30 😉
A great toy for mazes may be a thing called stem robot mouse! It’s so cool, you have to make a maze for a robotic mouse then properly tell the mouse via arrow buttons which way to go. If you properly put in your code the mouse will get through the maze. It may be a little old for him to do alone but he seems like he’d get the hang pretty quickly!
That sounds awesome! I’m looking it up : )
My son’s first job at 17 was in a corn maze. His job title was Corn Cop. He loved it! He helped people who got stuck in the maze find their way out, and just generally patrolled the maze for litter and any inappropriate/illegal activity. It was a great first job experience. We enjoyed going to the maze while he was working, of course.
I think Mazen needs that job some day!
Corn cop! ha love it!
Just catching up on your blog and wanted to share a super maze in Hillsborough, NC with you in case you haven’t been yet and find yourself visiting your parents this fall: http://www.mckeemaze.com/. We go every year and it’s a blast!