the story path©


Story Path Statistics

John Ridder

Garden green focal point




The Story Path© is a new labyrinth designed for the next generation of labyrinth pilgrims:

• An intentional labyrinth; designed to enhance the educational and spiritual formation of children.

• Intended to empower a child’s experience when story-telling, contemplative practice, and/or need for centering space is a valued component for their formative experience.

• Allows for learning stories, creative expression, praying, centering, and worshipping in ways that add kinesthetic sensory input into each child’s spiritual and educational learning and expression.

• secular and spiritual models of learning become more of a whole-body phenomenological experience.


Here are a few of the intentional considerations that went into the design of The Story Path©:

•a shorter pathway than most other labyrinths facilitates the often shorter attention spans of children, as well as the ability to use it in partnership with other experiences/lessons/activities when the available time is limited.

•a smaller diameter labyrinth (fits in 12’ square space) to accommodate the often-smaller educational/worship spaces available for children’s programs.

•a larger ratio of labyrinth dedicated to center gathering area (5’ diameter center) allows for group of children & leader to meet sitting in circle.

•a focal point (green circle) draws attention of children to center; a place for story & worship pieces to be placed.

•designed to be integrated into other established programs such as secular Montessori school models, Godly Play, Children Worship and Wonder, Young Children and Worship, Sunday and Sabbath School, Vacation Bible School, Zendo programs for children, and more.

•colors to allow for use of symbolic, liturgical, metaphorical, and archetypal imagery.

A place to journey with the stories of faith


Paxworks   •   (317) 842 - 2997   •   P.O. Box 502244   •   Indianapolis, IN 46250

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