These 10 Creative Sidewalk Chalk Games and Activities are the perfect way to get kids moving outside on a sunny spring day!
We already gave you the rundown on our favorite creative ways to play with bubbles, our best ideas for playing with play dough, and some of our favorite ways to play with hula hoops. Now we’re moving on to another spring and summer favorite…sidewalk chalk!
Who knew there were so many fun and unique ways to play?
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10 Creative Sidewalk Chalk Games & Activities
If you’re a DIYer, you’ll love this cool step-by-step recipe for how to make your own sidewalk chalk from Playful Learning. The process is a fun, hands-on, sensory mess – kids will love it!
2 || Make a giant maze!
Use different colors to use as paths. Can you follow them even when the colors mix or cross? Don’t forget to use different shaped lines: zig zags, straight, curly, curvy, etc.
3 || Practice writing your name.
4 || Play Pictionary! Can someone guess what you are drawing? Give them hints along the way.
5 || Hopscotch
6 || Tic Tac Toe
7 || Write an inspiring message!
8 || Color Hop
Draw circles in different colors close to one another. Call out colors and have your child jump on the right one. For older kids, sequence the colors: “hop from blue to green to yellow” or make it harder: “jump on green, hop on yellow, sit down on blue”.
9 || Wet Chalk Art
Just dip the end of your sidewalk chalk in a bit of water and color away! This idea makes the chalk go on smooth and the colors even more bright and vibrant! Check it out!
10 || Make a self-portrait with all of the colors! Don’t forget to send us a picture so we can guess who it is! :)
Other Creative Ways to Play With Sidewalk Chalk
1 || Sidewalk Smoke Bombs from Growing a Jeweled Rose
These take a little bit of work and planning, but the final outcome? AWESOME! These would be so much fun for a last day of school celebration or for the 4th of July!
2 || Line Tag from The Inspired Treehouse
Here’s a great way to get kids moving outside. A fun twist on tag that targets all kinds of gross motor skills!
3 || Sidewalk Simon from Toddler Approved
Try this genius gross motor spin on the old classic electronic game, Simon. So great for motor planning, coordination, processing, and more!
4 || Chalk Rake from Laughing Kids Learn
Smart, creative, and fun! Whip up your a chalk rake for your kids with these easy instructions and let your kids loose around the driveway and neighborhood! So cute!
5 || Show Me Some Love Hopscotch from The Inspired Treehouse
We love this sweet hopscotch game because it combines movement and activity with connecting with your child. A great combination!
6 || Chalktrail
How awesome is this? Kids will leave their mark wherever they go with this cool product!
7 || Toddler Color Hop from Learn Play Imagine
Kids learn best when they’re moving and exploring a concept for themselves, so this simple game is winner for teaching young children to identify colors!
8 || Big Chalk Maze from Hands On As We Grow
A cool idea for getting little ones moving outside – and a great recipe for sidewalk paint! Kids will love pushing trucks and cars through the maze, or…double the size and see if they can walk, run, or ride a scooter through it!
9 || Wet Chalk Art from Happy Hooligans
A super simple way to add a little interest to drawing with sidewalk chalk. This idea makes the chalk go on smooth and the colors even more bright and vibrant! Check it out!
10 || And WOW. You have to check out this 3D Chalk Art for yourself. You have to see it to believe it!
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