As the weather gets warmer and your family moves activities outside, don’t forget the fun and creativity that sidewalk chalk can bring! On Sat, March 19, Cedar Mill Libraries will be offering Grab n’ Go Sidewalk Chalk (first come, first serve, while supplies last). Here’s some ideas and resources to get you started creating with chalk!
Self-Portraits: Have children lay down on the sidewalk while someone draws around them with chalk. Children can then fill in their own bodies, making a unique self-portrait!
Stained Glass Sidewalks: Put painter’s tape on the ground in any geometric pattern, modeled after a stained glass window. Color each section a different color and when done, pull off the tape for a dramatic, stained glass effect!
Fun Messages: Leave fun messages for your family on your sidewalk or outdoor stairs. Or, sneak over to a friends or neighbors and leave some happy messages to brighten their day!
Hopscotch: Draw a 10 square hopscotch board on the sidewalk. Kids throw a small object as a marker to see where they should jump on the board. Try to hop on one foot without falling.
Bullseye: Draw a big bullseye on the driveway and have the kids try and hit the middle by tossing a small object. They can make it a contest of who can get closer to the bullseye or just try individually to hit the target.
Scavenger Hunt: Look around the yard for objects that kids can safely and easily find, such as sticks, pebbles, leaves, or a feather. Use the sidewalk to write down the list of items that the kids are to hunt for; as they find the items, they can place them down next to the name of the item.
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