When was the last time you got out and just played with your kids? Not an organized sport or structured play date… just free, imaginative play. Since we homeschool and spend a good day of our time with the kids, you would think we would have all the time in the world, right? But sometimes it really means throwing caution to the wind, so to speak, and just playing with the kids.
5 Sidewalk Chalk Games
Since finding ways to get creative and go crazy with your kids can be a fun way to discover new ways to play, my girls and I decided to take the challenge. This particular day we chose sidewalk chalk as our focus point and went with it. After a bit of discussion, we each got to work and, together, came up with 5 sidewalk chalk games. Games we could easily play anywhere with a piece of sidewalk chalk and an open space to draw.
Hopscotch – Timeless game that involves nothing more that a few squares and a rock
Car City – A few roads, houses, and trees and you have the perfect place to drive your cars through
4 Square – Have a ball? 3 friends? Draw one big square divided into 4 smaller squares and you are ready for 4 square
3D Chalk Art – Take your imagination one step further and make your sidewalk chalk art come to life when you add yourself to the masterpiece
Sundial – Want to tell time using the sun? Stick a pencil in a piece of Play-Doh and track the shadow
So, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and enjoy life.