Playing with sidewalk chalk can be a lot of fun! We have rounded up more than 15 ideas for fun with sidewalk chalk to share with you here. Check them out and pick out which ones you want to try with your kids.
Most sidewalk chalk activities are really easy – they often require only the chalk and a surface to draw on. It’s also a super inexpensive activity that’s easy on your budget. You can pick up the chalk at your local dollar store or if you want to get something “fancier” there are some interesting variations on the market as well (but generally at a higher price point).
Fun with Sidewalk Chalk
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How to make outdoor chalk paint from Lady and the Blog
Play a math game from Look We’re Learning
Make chalk dress-up dolls from The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
Play an alphabet game from Buggy and Buddy
Turn a rainy day into fun with Sidewalk Chalk Puddles from Lemon Lime Adventures
Make a shape maze from Creative Family Fun
Play Corners from The Pleasantest Thing
Play Sidewalk Simon from Toddler Approved
Make some really fun sidewalk chalk art from This Tiny Blue House
Have fun with letter activities from No Time for Flashcards
Create an obstacle course from Playtivities
Play a clock game from Creative Family Fun
Play sidewalk chalk letter sound hide and seek from The Kindergarten Connection
Practice sight words The Educators Spin on It
Play dots and boxes from Makes and Takes
Other ideas for sidewalk chalk fun:
- Play classic hopscotch.
- Think about some of your favorite board games and attempt to replicate them (a simplified version) with chalk. What about Pictionary, Tic Tac Toe, Snakes and Ladders, or Hangman (try playing it with some other shape – like a house and you try to guess the word before the house is complete to make this game not so gruesome)?
- Shadow tracing – not just your own but objects – trees, flowers, toys. You can create a whole scene out of it.
- I saw a really fun idea for making chalk bombs. You make chalk paint and fill water balloons with it. She suggested using a pump-style soap dispenser to pump the paint into the balloons. The kids can just randomly drop these on the pavement or create chalk targets and attempt to hit them with the chalk paint balloons. You could even turn it into a game!
Check out this book for more great ideas: