I have an opened pack of sidewalk chalk sitting in my garage. You probably do to. Kids just gravitate towards the bright colored chalk. Sidewalk chalk is an inexpensive, readily available material for play and learning. Its colorful, fun, and invites creative thinking. Grab a few pieces, put them in a plastic bag, and tuck them in your purse for fun on-the-go learning. Try one , or all of these playful learning chalk activities for kids.
BEST Sidewalk Chalk Activities for Kids
Of course, there is no limitation to what you can do with sidewalk chalk, but I hope these actives will inspire some new ways to play and learn outside this summer. Click the highlighted words to be taken to step by step directions or more information on the products we use.
LITERACY Themed Sidewalk Chalk Activities for Kids
Draw a letter carrot and hop to find the matching letter in this super cute Sidewalk Chalk Bunny Alphabet Game
Grab 5-10 sight words that you want to practice and try this Sidewalk Chalk Sight Word Game
Make a batch of cookies, then head outside to learn your alphabet with this Sidewalk Chalk Alphabet Cookie Themed Game
Learn and Zoom the ABC’s Outside. Try this easy sidewalk chalk activity to practice the alphabet with kids.
Skip the pre-made worksheets. Make Letter Matching Roads in the middle of your driveway. Great for learning the letters, fine motor, and hand-eye coordination.
More letter love! Who doesn’t love monsters? Make and stomp Chalk Monsters.
Math Themed Sidewalk Chalk Activities for Kids
When all the leaves come falling down, grab a bucketful and head to the driveway for this Chalk Numbers with Leaves Math Game for Kids.
Make the classic sidewalk chalk hop-scotch. Toss the rock, hop and count.
Draw a number line with the sidewalk chalk. Call out the number and let kids jump from 0 to that number.
Working on addition and subtraction? Try the number line again, this time read or show the math problem, let the child jump forward or backwards to solve.
Choo, choo! Draw and learn numbers with this fun Counting Chalk Trains *This is a great game to use with a transportation learning theme.
Throw a few colored circles on your driveway and let your kiddos sort their cars with this car color sort math activity .
Make a giant sidewalk chalk clock. Use 2 toys or sticks as the clocks hands. Practice telling time!
SCIENCE and GLOBAL LEARNING Sidewalk Chalk Activities for Kids
Get children excited about famous landmarks around the world with this Landmarks and Math Sidewalk Chalk activity for older kids.
Who are the people in your neighborhood? Explore your community, then make a model of your town out of chalk.
Draw the planets in order. Want a challenge? Figure out how to draw the planets distance between each other to scale.
“Sidewalk chalk is great because we can make roads for our bikes in the driveway.” ~ Nicholas, 7 year old
Even more Chalk Activities for Kids
Put a twist on the classic chalk activities, try Sidewalk Painting with Siblings
Try wet chalk drawings – dip the sidewalk chalk into a shallow dish with water and then draw.
Trace around the kids. Let them decorate their “chalk selves.”
And the best sidewalk chalk activity for kids of all times – just let them create!