The other day the kids were out playing with sidewalk chalk and they came up with a game I thought was so creative…which of course, made me think I should do a post on it and embellish it with some more ideas! So, here we are:
1. Around Town – this is the game my kids made up and they played for hours! They all drew their favorite places to go and some essentials (police/fire department, grocery store, airport) all over the sidewalk. They spread them out just like a real town. Then they got on their bikes/scooters and “traveled” to where they wanted to go. Or = shout out a list of building and they have to travel to them in the correct order as fast as they can! Or = if they like to play with toy cars, let them use that as their backdrop.
6. Alphabet Games – shout out a letter and either the child has to think of something that starts with that letter and draw it. Or, they have to write the letter.
8. Sidewalk Painting – Along with the chalk, you just need a bowl of water and a large paintbrush. Go over the picture with the wet brush to blend the colors…just like painting! Or, make your own paint specifically for sidewalks with: 2 TBS. cornstarch, 2 TBS. water, 4-5 drops food coloring
If you’re feeling crafty, try making your own chalk! Instructions, here.