But if you’re not going to make your own, I personally like the Crayola 48-Count Sidewalk Chalk. It includes a variety of colors so that you are able to have several shades from the same color family. You can really get creative with a big color palette.
Sidewalk chalk can be both fun and educational and provide a different medium for creativity. Here are 5 different ideas for you to consider as you embark on some chalk fun this summer.
Sidewalk Solar System
If you have the space, drawing out our solar system can be fun, colorful and educational. Kids are often fascinated by space and the planets and drawing them out can help them remember the order.
Toss Across Sidewalk Game
Make a Toss Across Game with chalk. Designate a spot where everyone playing with throw from. We used bean bags, but you could use some small pebbles if you don’t have bean bags. Draw some concentric circles and assign each a numeric value. We decided to play to 100 and we played both counting up and counting down. It is a great way to work on math skills with your kids.
Hopscotch with Sidewalk Chalk
Don’t forget about hopscotch. It may be an oldie, but it’s a goodie. It encourages basic counting and physical activity. If you want to make it a little more complicated, you can try Hopscotch with Our Rules.
Play a game of Four Square
Four Square is another fun game that many of us played during our childhood. If you have never played it before, these are the official rules of Four Square. All you need is a playground ball and four players in order to play. No other equipment is needed and drawing out a four square board with chalk is easy.
Create art with sidewalk chalk
Finally, have fun drawing pictures. I have made several of these pictures for my children and the neighbor kids to use to pretend they are in a scene. I even made a couple of these scenes that were birthday-related and included pictures of them on my daughter’s art birthday party invitation (of course chalk time will be included in the festivities!).
If you don’t have a driveway or sidewalk for your kids to draw on with sidewalk chalk, you might want to consider making a DIY Outdoor Chalkboard made from a Countertop.
When it comes to sidewalk chalk fun, you’re really only limited by your imagination!
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