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Pine Crest Elementrary's Labyrinth

Over the holidays, I was contacted by a wonderful teacher who I've had the pleasure to work with almost ten years ago when she asked me to help her lay out a labyrinth at the Elementary school where she then worked. Outside her first grade classroom, we painted a seven-circuit classical labyrinth. I had the honor of watching the kids discover the winding path on their return from Easter break.

Teacher J is now at another Elementary School in Sebastopol, CA...

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and needed another labyrinth!

So with my rope labyrinth in tow... I met up with J and began laying out the labyrinth in the chosen spot...

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This labyrinth is a part of an overall playground design, transforming the blacktop into a "peaceful playground" (headed by a very dedicated mom) where children can interact and play and teach each other about sharing space and play...

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Most of my classical labyrinths are very organic in design and I use my rope to make sure that we utilize the space in the best way possible...

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Once the rope is in place...

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we chalked the lines and removed the rope to paint...

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This 40 foot labyrinth...

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took almost a gallon of white paint,
using three inch rollers...

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and was completed from start to finish in two and a half hours...

Teacher J and Pine Crest School now has a lovely seven-circuit classical labyrinth... that may still be colored in a rainbow of colors!

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To find a labyrinth near you, where ever you live, click HERE for the World Wide Labyrinth Locator! You might be surprised to discover that there is one just around the corner from you!

Added Note!

My labyrinth colleague, Erwin Reißmann in Germany, sent the following link... The labyrinths look identical but were made independent of each other! The pictures of the children in this labyrinth are incredible. Enjoy! Thanks Erwin!

German School Yard Labyrinth