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Tactile Mazes

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    University of Washington

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Tactile Mazes

In this activity (15th activity on the page) about the sense of touch, learners use glue and cardboard to construct a maze they use with their eyes closed. Learners rely only on their fingertips to guide them through the maze.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per student)

  • Glue (white glue or glitter glue)
  • Cardboard (at least 5 in. x 5 in. square)


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
      • Muscles and Skin
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Touch
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Games
  • Toys


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • Chudler, Ph.D., Eric H.


  • All Rights Reserved, Eric H. Chudler, ©2009


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