Children need to time to play and explore the world outside their homes. The fresh air and the sunshine do them good in my opinion. Because I believe that statement I am going to co-host a series this summer called Playing Outside with a number of wonderful bloggers. Today posts on chalk sometimes called sidewalk chalk begins the series there will be linked up for posts on playing outside with water in July and one on outdoor games in August.
This series is open to anyone desiring to share an activity that involves children playing outside with chalk. The link you share does not have to be recent. We are hoping to end up with a wonderful collection of activities that be the done with children while playing with sidewalk chalk, because of that recent as well as loved activities from the past are all welcome.
What did we do with sidewalk chalk?
We setup JDaniel’s easel under a tree in the front yard. It was a cool place to draw pictures and stay out of the sun.
Giant Chalk Letters on a Fence
Gigantic chalk letters on the fence in our backyard were great fun to draw on and spray with water. The idea was that JDaniel could trace the letters with water. He decided it was just fun to spray them.
When we were done, the letters came off when we rubbed them with a wet rag.
Chalk Number Line in Driveway
Hopping on a number line in your driveway is a lot of fun. Driving over the numbers one at a time with your bike and calling out the number you are driving over proved to be even more fun.