Summer is such a fun time of the year! It’s my most favorite season. I love how the kids are off of school and we get to spend time together doing all sorts of things. There are days though when we just want to spend most of the day at home instead of running around town. I’m sure you have those days too. This presents the challenge of having to come up with things to keep the kiddos from becoming bored! Well, I have 5 Boredom Buster activities that will 1. get your child/children outside and 2. be fun! All you need is some chalk. You can grab sidewalk chalk from just about any store and it’s pretty inexpensive. Here are five fun sidewalk chalk ideas to keep the kids happily entertained.
Sidewalk Chalk Ideas For Kids
What You Will Need:
- Chalk! That’s it but you might need a few boxes of sidewalk chalk so that they can have fun with lots of colors and sizes!
7 Fun Sidewalk Chalk Activities:
- Color Rocks in the Yard!
My kids actually love to do this and since the chalk washes away after it rains, it’s no big deal to have colored rocks for a little bit. We have some landscape beds and some rocks around other parts of our yard so the kids just go around and make them all colorful with their chalk!
- Chalk Tic Tac Toe.
Head to your driveway or to the street (as long as their is an adult with kids) and draw a tic-tac-toe board or a few! This game is always a fun one and making it extra large with the chalk is even more fun!
3. Chalk Hopscotch.
Another oldie but goody! Grab that chalk and make a hopscotch board. Younger children can just hop through but older children can play by the hopscotch rules and try several variations. We always find a small rock to use but if there are no smaller rocks around your could grab a piece of mulch or even use a pine cone!
4. Geometric Pattern Chalk Art.
You can take masking tape or duct tape and create fun patterns on the sidewalk. Then color them in with different chalk colors. Finally, remove the tape to reveal a pretty geometric pattern of your design.
5. Sidewalk Chalk Art For Kids.
My next idea for your outdoor chalk fun is to grab a stack of index cards or even cut up a few strips of paper and write down different animals or shapes. Have your child pick a card and draw what it says! This one is always fun for the kiddos that love to draw and sketch with their chalk! Out of all the sidewalk chalk ideas, this is one of my children’s favorites.
6. Race Tracks.
Draw fun race track patterns for your matchbox cars or remote control cars and have races.
7. Letter Practice. Lastly, for younger kids, just get your child to practice writing their name or practice writing letters! For a bit older kids, have them practice sight words.
Are you planning on grabbing some chalk soon?! I hope you will try out at least one of these sidewalk chalk activities with your child soon! Share your sidewalk chalk ideas by tagging #familyfocusblog. We’d love to see them!