Every year we need to come up with an amazing maze theme–which is a lot of pressure! We need a design that is interesting, recognizable, complex, and gives us a story to tell or at least easy conversation starters.

This year, the maze is the Rudyard Kipling Just-So Story, The Elephant’s Child. It is about how the curious little elephant got its trunk (spoiler: the crocodile pulled its nose really hard…) Kipling is most well known for his other beloved children’s story, The Jungle Book.

Here is a link to the written version of the story

Here’s an animated version of video of the story

We’ll have a lot more about the maze coming up, but here’s a little preview photo for you.

The Elephant's Child Maze