These 10 Sidewalk Chalk Activities Will Make Your Child’s Day

You’ve chalked your walk, drawn rainbows galore, and printed everyone’s name in the family all over your driveway. What else can you do with all that sidewalk chalk? Here are ten ideas your kids will love:

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1. Wet Paint

Grab a non-breakable “dipping cup” and fill it with water. Dip your sidewalk chalk in water for a paint-like effect and bold, vibrant colors. The longer you let the chalk soak in the water, the more unique the effect will be.

2. Family Mural

Take turns tracing each other’s bodies and then color them in with facial features, outfits, and accessories. Add scenery and thought bubbles for extra fun!

3. Tic Tac Toe Tournament

Start up a giant game of tic tac toe on your driveway! Start a family tournament and see who prevails as the champion.

4. Hopscotch

Set up a classic game of Hopscotch with just sidewalk chalk and one rock. Need to jog your memory about what an official Hopscotch course and game rules are? Click here.

5. Shadow Tracing

When the sun is high, place your favorite objects so that the sun casts a shadow on them. Then trace their shadows and color them in.

6. Outdoor Checkers

Draw a giant checkerboard on the pavement and use rocks as your checker pieces to recreate this classic board game outdoors.

7. Water Balloon Bullseye

First draw your bullseye by making one small circle. Complete your target by drawing another circle around the bullseye, repeat until you have four or five circles. Assign a point value to each ring and write that number in the circle. Then take turns tossing a water balloon or bean bag. Can you get a bullseye?

8. Alphabet Hop

Draw the ABC’s in a pathway on your driveway or on the sidewalk. Depending on the age of your child, have them trace the letters, or hop to different letters to spell their name and other words!

9. Four Square Fun

Draw a huge box and divide it into four squares. Using a bouncy ball, each player needs to hit the ball with any part of their hand into an opposing player’s square after it has bounced only once in their square. If the ball lands on a line, or goes out of bounds before it bounces, the player who hit the ball needs to leave their box.

10. Dots & Lines

Create a giant Dots & Lines board by drawing several lines of dots on the pavement with your sidewalk chalk. The object of the game is to take more boxes than your opponent. You move by connecting two dots with a line. When you place the last ‘wall’ of a single square (box), the box is yours. The players take turns, but whenever a player takes a box, they must move again.

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