HEY! I’m Kimbo from a girl and a glue gun here on Make and Takes today for the Get Out and Play Summer Series! We have probably every color of sidewalk chalk–and when my kids say they are bored I say, “go do sidewalk chalk” and they usually doodle some pictures and are done. So I wanted to give them awesome ideas of cool games and activities they can do!
Here are 10 awesome sidewalk chalk activities!
1. Self Portrait:
Trace around and let kids decorate! Add clothes, jewelry, accessories, etc!
Checkers is such a fun game–even funner when you are outside playing on the sidewalk. I marked half the rocks with sidewalk chalk so we knew who’s was who’s. AND then we kept another color to mark KINGS!
3. Wet Sidewalk Chalk:
Splash some water on the concrete AND THEN draw! The water turns the chalk into paint like texture! Look how cool it looks after it’s dry! (do you see my daughter’s feet prints?)
4. Tic Tac Toe:
This can be done two ways! Throw a rock or bean bag onto the tic tac toe board and where it lands is where you draw your x (or o) First one that gets three in a row wins!
OR you can do the race game. Each team has one chalk. The first players have to run down and mark a spot, run back and hand the chalk off–the next person does the same!
5. Long Jump:
Grab some measuring tape and mark feet (up to 12!) You can jump from a line…or do a running jump. It’s fun to see the difference. My son jumped around 5 feet from the line…about 10 feet with a running start!
6. Dots and Lines Game:
Here is how you play dots and lines game:
Starting with an empty grid of dots, two players take turns adding a single horizontal or vertical line between two unjoined adjacent dots. The player who completes the fourth side of a 1×1 box earns one point and takes another turn. (A point is typically recorded by placing a mark that identifies the player in the box, such as an initial). The game ends when no more lines can be placed. The winner is the player with the most points.
7. Fun Messages:
Sneak over to a friends or neighbors and leave some happy messages to brighten their day!
8. Target Practice:
Draw a target with points and throw a rock or bean bag. You could easily sneak some math into it…three tosses and they need to add them up. (oh. the things moms do to keep kids learning!)
(for lack of better word!) It’s definitely our twist on shuffleboard….we drew a goal for each side and rolled a marble (Best to do on level sidewalk) If the marble rolled through the goal we got one point. If the marble stopped IN the goal you got 5 points!
Classic game! Draw a twister board and grab a spinner and play! (just be careful about falling on the concrete!)
Bonus…And of course ULTIMATE HOPSCOTCH:
My daughter is the queen of these! She’s always makes the coolest ones! She whipped up this fun one that included snakes and balloons and all sorts of fun stuff!
You can also add:
- hop on one foot
- balance beam
- big jumps
- little jumps
- touch your toes
- jump three times on one spot
- THIS ONE is one of my favorites pictured below!
More Ideas for Sidewalk Chalk:
Create some fun CHALK PHOTOS
and…for even more fun you could even do SIDEWALK PAINT
Thanks so much for having me! If you are looking for more awesome kids crafts and activities then check out my blog HERE.