What is it about sidewalk chalk that everyone enjoys??? Before this quarantine I cannot remember the last time I picked up a piece of sidewalk chalk and doodled! Sidewalk chalk can be enjoyed at any age! I wish I would have bought stock in sidewalk chalk prior to Covid-19 with how much of it I have bought. I thought I would give some ideas of what to do with sidewalk chalk as a family! You can draw on sidewalks or fences and have a blast!
Last week my family played in our front yard enjoying the beautiful weather and drew our hearts out by tracing each other, drawing obstacle courses, making rainbows and flying away with balloons! I know right now no matter the size of your house everything feels smaller these days with sharing space between school, work, and daily life. So I encourage you to get outside in your front and back yards! Here are some fun ideas for your family and sidewalk chalk:
Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course: Use your sidewalk and draw hopscotches, round leap pads, long curvy lines and circles to spin in. Write instructions with the course like jump like a frog, roar like a lion as you balance on the line, and so on. Get as creative as you want. Then you can have races between your family. Also your neighbors can enjoy it as they go on walks throughout the day.
Sidewalk Chalk Messages! Write encouraging messages like “We are in this together” or “Today is a good day to have a good today!” or get creative and make up your own! Words are powerful and could really encourage your neighbors right now.
Interactive Chalk Pictures! Right now you might want to fly into the sky holding balloons or fly away with butterfly wings and who says you can’t? Anything is possible with chalk and a little imagination! Draw a bouquet of balloons with long strings and “hold” the strings and pretend to fly away. Draw large butterfly wings and lay between the wings and pretend to fly away and smell the roses! This is fun for kids and adults!
Sidewalk Chalk Stain Glass Drawing! Tape out a design with an assortment of shapes on the concrete or the fence! Color the shapes all different colors! Once finished pull the tape up and viola you have a beautiful stain glass picture!
Will it be messy? Yes! Will it not go the way you want it to? Most likely! Will you make memories? Guaranteed! Here’s to having fun and making memories during an unforgettable season!
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