August 15, 2015 Family Fun Fair Caution Tape Maze

The Maze

We had another fun maze for this year. My oldest son, Benjamin, said that one weakness to our mazes is that the correct path gets more foot traffic, causing a visible trampled path in the grass.

The solution: make a maze that we could modify halfway through the fair, changing its solution!

Here is the maze in both configurations:

The 2015 Caution Tape Maze, in the first configuration
The 2015 Caution Tape Maze, in the first configuration
The 2015 Caution Tape Maze in the second configuration
The 2015 Caution Tape Maze in the second configuration

 

Here is the maze plan, with the grid and post markers.  The posts remain the same for both configurations.

The 2015 caution tape maze with grid overlay and stake locations
The 2015 Caution Tape Maze with grid and stake locations.

 

The Crew

We had another wonderful teen age crew to set up the maze.

The 2015 Caution Tape Maze Crew
The 2015 Caution Tape Maze Crew

 

They worked together to lay out the maze,

A team marks one column
A team marks one column
Another team marks columns, working from the other side of the maze
Another team marks columns

Then they pounded stakes, and stapled the caution tape.

J. pounding maze stakes
J. pounding maze stakes
The sister/brother team of D. & A. pauses pounding so I can take their photo.
The sister/brother team of D. & A.
Benjamin, T., and N. working together. Notice the experimental "stake pounders" made from PVC and dowels.
Benjamin, T., and N. working together. Notice the experimental “stake pounders” made from PVC and dowels.

 

At noon, we had a grilled picnic lunch under the trees.

N. & B. Relax in the shade during lunch
N. & B. Relax in the shade
R. enjoying chips and watermelon
R. enjoying chips and watermelon
D., T., & A. having a well earned break.
D., T., & A. having a well earned break
J. grinning at "Uncle Dan". Carol, Cindy, and Gene in the background.
J. grinning at “Uncle Dan”. Carol, Cindy, and Gene in the background.

A special thanks goes to Carol and Gene, for driving up from Pennsylvania to help out with the cooking!

My daughter and I camped out in the field that night, to guard the bouncy house, tents, and the maze.  One advantage for K., was to be able to run the maze at about 6:30AM the next morning!

K. wanders through the caution tape maze, early in the morning
K. wanders through the maze
K Walking through the 2015 Caution Tape Maze
The Maze is much harder at kid height!

The Fun Fair

The caution tape maze is actually just one activity in the 2015 Family Fun Fair.  The Fun Fair is an outreach by Rehoboth Baptist Church, to tell the gospel to local families  in a fun way!

The church crew gathers to meet and pray
The church crew gathers to meet and pray
The church crew gathers to meet and pray. The maze is in the background
The church crew gathers to meet and pray. The maze is in the background
Games, Face Painting, Music Tent, and Book Table
Cake Decorating, Face Painting, Music Tent, and Book Table
Bouncy House, Bean-Bag Toss, Bubbles, and Maze
Bouncy House, Bean-Bag Toss, Bubbles, and Maze
Bob manning the food tables
Bob manning the food tables
Bible Story, Puppets, and Music Time. B. is center. Dan is on the right.
Bible Story, Puppets, and Music Time
Linda makes giant bubbles near the maze.
Linda makes bubbles!

 

We are planning to have our next Family Fun Fair on August 13, 2016.

If you are in the area, and like music, bible stories, puppets, games, free food, bluegrass gospel music, and fellowship, please stop by!

 

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