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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Printable Internet Enrichment Handouts
3. Weekly Topic: Mazes
4. Note from a Printables Club Member
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. September 1, 2004
We had a wonderful, two-week vacation in the Cotswolds, London and Paris. I brought my laptop along, and intended to check email and post a few entries about our travels, but the forces conspired against me, and I wasn’t able to. I have so many stories I’d like to share, but now it’s back-to-school and back-to-work, and I doubt I will get them all out. But I suppose I have time for just one:)
The first four days of our trip were spent exploring the Cotswolds, while staying in medieval Painswick at the charming Cardynham House. We rented a car, and bravely drove the round-abouts and motorways, sometimes on the left-side of the road, and unfortunately, sometimes on the right-side. After all the “French” we heard on the roadways, I’m sure the day we turned in our rental car will be named a national British holiday!
Other than the near misses, our most memorable driving story was the road sign we saw on the way to Bath.
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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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Mazes Printable (** for premium members only)
As I was researching mazes, I was amazed (a-MAZED, get it?) at the depth and breadth of the subject. For starters, I learned that while a maze has many dead ends to confuse the player, a true labyrinth consists of a single meandering path from the entrance to the center.
“Today, mazes and labyrinths are more popular than ever before. Their imagery is used in games, films and advertising, while hundreds of new and innovative puzzle mazes have been built to entertain us. There is also a resurgence in their spiritual use by Christians, neo-pagans and the New Age culture. And of course the Web is often seen as a tangled labyrinth of links that ensnare the unwary!” Visit for an illustrated history of the symbolism of the labyrinth, and animated instruction on creating your own classical labyrinth (look in Introduction for Laying out Labyrinths.)
Jo Edkins’ Maze Page
Jo Edkins’ collection of educational websites includes a variety of unrelated topics, among them Roman numerals, minerals, Egyptian gods, and this one on mazes. It is a terrific introduction that describes various types of mazes, but focuses mainly on labyrinths (also called unicursal mazes.) My favorite clicks are How to Make a Maze (“First you must decide on the type of maze.”) and the interactive Online Maze Designer.
Adrian Fisher “has the extraordinary vocation of designing and creating unique and beautiful mazes all over the world. He is internationally recognized as the world’s leading maze designer. He has created over 175 mazes worldwide in seventeen countries across five continents, designed the world’s first cornfield maize maze, has set four Guinness World Records, and is the world’s leading designer of mirror mazes.” And this is his collection of online mazes to be played either with your finger on your screen (they are not interactive) or printed and played with a pencil on paper.
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#5. Related Games
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Maze Printable Word Search
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Maze Word Search
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#6. Quote of the Week
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“I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught.” ~~ Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) British statesman
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