The second outing I planned for our co-op’s monthly get-togethers was a trip to Coolspring Corn Maze. This is an annual tradition for our group that we have enjoyed every October for years.
This corn maze, located north of us in Mercer, embraced its inner superhero with its “Heroes of the Corn” theme this year.
The theme was seen in the décor around the farm and in the actual maze design, as seen from this areal shot of the maze:
The theme was also carried through to the checkpoints hidden within the maze. These checkpoints each spoke of different superheroes and within the description were highlighted words that answered the questions on the crossword puzzles that each of us received before entering the maze. By finding all the checkpoints and all clues hidden within the maze, we were able to solve the puzzle at the bottom of the sheet.
It was a fun way to get the kids exploring (and learning!) as they navigated the twists and turns of the maze.
Our co-op group broke into mini groups, as everyone headed in different directions upon entering the corn.
I found myself walking with Grace and Ozzie, with Rusty as our fearless navigator.
But we kept crossing paths with other groups.
It took us a little over an hour to locate all the check points, fill in our crossword puzzle, solve the riddle, and find our way back out of the maze.
After making our way out of the maze we spent time enjoying the other activities Coolspring Corn Maze offers:
By the time lunch time arrived we found ourselves inundated with a couple school buses of little people who claimed all the prime picnic tables, leaving us to picnic on the grass.
The bitterly cold wind eventually drove us back to our cars as we called it a day and said our good-byes to our co-op friends…
See you in November!