chalk games

Today’s adventure is perfect for any kid no matter where they live. All you need is a sidewalk, an empty driveway or garage. Chalk Games will give you endless fun, here’s three we put to the test:
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Chalk portraits! Have a buddy do an outline and then get to work on a self-portrait. Bring a judge in to guess whose portrait belongs to who for prizes.

chalk games, kids, summer, diy, easy, free chalk games, kids, summer, diy, easy, freeMusical Farm! Like Musical Chairs, but with a little lesson in animal sounds mixed in. Once the music stops they have to find an unoccupied animal, and then do a convincing and correct impersonation to stay.

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Bounce a Shape! You call out the shape and they have to bounce the ball on it from a stationary point. A great lesson in shapes and hand eye coordination. (Do it with letters, numbers, states, or whatever subject you’re trying to tackle!)

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There are so many fun activities you can create with chalk! Do you have any more to add to our Chalk Games idea list?


  • Amy Scarborough
    May 20, 2013 at 5:15 am

    We’ve done one similar to the shapes games you mentioned. I drew a bunch of shapes and then had my son jump on whatever shape I tell I’m too we also did this with letters.

  • Kelly
    May 20, 2013 at 7:58 am

    I love this! The best part is that chalk is fun for so many different age groups.

  • Connie
    May 20, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Great idea!

  • Brittany
    May 20, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Lets “chalk” about this! I love every game you shared! Thanks 🙂

    • Small Fry
      May 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      haha clever!! love it.

  • PARIS BEE kids blog
    May 20, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I still love playing with chalk. Can’t wait until our Little Miss is older so that we can play chalk games together!

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

  • Jacquelinne
    May 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I LOVED chalk as a child! We used to draw chalk towns with roads, grocery stores, cars and houses. Ah, those were good times. 🙂 I love these ideas!

  • bri
    May 22, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    such fun ideas! can’t wait to try these with my little one when he gets a bit older 🙂

  • Mindy
    May 23, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    We do pictionary in the driveway. My daughter is 4 so we keep it real simple or we whisper an idea and both draw it together and have daddy guess.

  • Tawny
    June 29, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Then you’ll love a book that I used recently with my two years olds’ class- Chalk by Bill Thomson. The kids loved it!


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