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Backyard Leaf Maze for Fall

INSIDE: Fall leaf backyard maze is a super fun and easy outdoor fall activity for kids. Raking leaves this weekend? Well set up this fun and easy maze activity for your toddler or preschooler and they will love it.

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I basically live in a forest. We are surrounded by big large trees pretty much on all sides of us. It’s pretty amazing and wonderful for shade and wildlife. In the fall the colors are simply spectacular. But with all that wonder comes a ton of leaves to rake up every year.

This year while I was raking in the backyard with my twin toddlers I decided to create something fun for them. We made backyard obstacle courses in the spring and they loved it. I knew this activity would also be a hit.

Ok so let me put this out there. Yes, if you are raking leaves, this isn’t going to make the job easier. Basically you are going to rake them into a pile and them spread them back out again. So if you are just trying to get the work done this isn’t going to be the activity for you today. But if you have a spare minute or if you need a spare minute this is definitely something to give a try.

My twins absolutely loved this activity. So much so that I don’t think I will be able to rake up leaves again without creating one. It kept them entertained all afternoon. So it was worth the extra 10 minutes it took to rake the leaves back up.

How to make a Leaf Maze in your Backyard

To make your maze is super easy. Rake all or most of your leaves into a pile and then put your rake in the middle and start moving backward spreading them out and creating a path in front of your. The leaves should start to pile on the sides to create the wall of the maze with the path clear in the middle where your rake is. Depending how big you backyard is make turns and twists to the make the maze fun for your toddler.

Invite your toddler to run, crawl or walk through the maze. My toddler simple had a blast and I sat down and drank the rest of my coffee!

My happy kids are 6 years and 2.5 years old.

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WILL YOU SET UP THIS BACKYARD LEAF MAZE FOR YOUR TODDLER OR PRESCHOOLER THIS FALL? PIN IT FOR LATER!

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