The Maze is a fun Recess Enhancement Program (REP) game that will keep a small group of kids moving and engaged. 


The Maze

Who: Grades K-8   

Players: 2+   

Time: 10 minutes+   

Where: Auditorium, cafeteria, classroom, gymnasium, hallway, library, playground   

Equipment: Cones or tape

How to Play  

  • Players line up standing 6 feet away from each other. The facilitator will set up cones in a square grid. 
  • The cones have a secret maze, and the facilitator knows the pathway through. 
  • The first player in line has to make his or her way from the start cone to the end cone.  
  • If the player makes a wrong move, he or she needs to do five jumping jacks and go to the end of the line. Then, the next person in line goes. 
  • Continue until someone makes it to the end cone, then start a new round with a new maze.   

Check for Understanding  

  • Where do players have to go? 
  • If a player makes a wrong move, where does he or she go? 

Game Tip  

  • Have different players come up with the secret maze each round. 

Conflict Resolution Tip  

  • Encourage students to help each other solve the maze. 


Easy: Have a race with two grids. 

Medium: Have a time limit. 

Hard: Have two mazes on one grid. 

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