It’s always a good time for more multiplication practice. And what better than a fun Valentine’s themed multiplication maze?
It’s easy, fast, and fun.
And you only need this printable and two dice to play!
Valentines Day Multiplication Maze
I love making printables that are simple and easy to use. In fact, the easier, the better.
But they also have to be fun or entertaining. I’m done with the same boring activities over and over again.
Which is why I love this maze.
It can be used over and over again with different results each time.
Kids get a lot of multiplication practice off one little multiplication worksheet.
It can be used as a competition or maze.
How to Use the Multiplication Maze Game
The idea for these multiplication mazes is fairly simple. There is no set maze – you make the maze as you roll the dice.
- Start by taking two 6-sided dice and roll them.
- Multiply the numbers together.
- Color or cover the product on the maze. There are multiple options for each number. Only cover one.
- Continue to roll and cover the products until you can create a continuous maze from the children to the mailbox.
The Multiplication Maze Rules
There aren’t many rules for this game but I know my kids would ask a few specific things.
- The maze can not move diagonally, only side to side and up and down.
- You cannot move your pieces after setting them down. So if you put your piece on number 18 and later realize you’d rather it be on a different 18, you’re out of luck.
- You must start the maze on a number adjacent to the kids and end on a number adjacent to the mailbox.
Make it two player
If you want to make it a bit more competitive or have kids work in groups, it’s easy to make this a two-player game!
Simply have the kids take turns rolling and have them cover the products with different objects. The first person to create a complete maze wins.
You might need to adjust the ‘rules’ so they can move diagonally.
Printable Multiplication Game
I love using games to practice multiplication so I’ve made a lot. My kids have needed all the multiplication practice they could get.
Some of them are pretty simple, like this multiplication maze or Multiplication BINGO.
But others are a bit more involved like the Minecraft Multiplication Game.