Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer Games & Activities: Sidewalk Chalk

Summer time is here and we want to help you keep your little one’s busy with some fun, summer games and activities!

For starters, we have created a short list of some classic sidewalk chalk games! Sidewalk chalk is a must have for children during summer time! Best of all, it is both inexpensive to purchase and easy to find.

The list for Sidewalk Chalk fun is endless, but here are a few of our favorites!

Hopscotch has been passed down from generation to generation and continues to be a game that children love! All you need to do is create your board by drawing squares in a line. You can make it more challenging by adding two squares side by side. Little ones can simply jump from square to square. For the older kids, have them jump on one foot in single squares and place a foot in each square when there are double squares. Need to make it more challenging? Have your students throw a bean bag or even a rock into one of the squares. This square is now exempt and should be jumped over completely!

Four Square is another kid favorite! Simply draw four large squares in a box shape. The squares should be large enough for each player to move around freely in. Now you need a ball that can bounce! The goal is to bump the ball from square to square without it bouncing twice in a square or bouncing out of the box. This one will keep students busy for hours and is perfect for ensuring that students get in a little exercise.

Drawing a Body Outline is a great way to have your students focus on detail and get creative with their drawings. Split students into groups of two or more. One student will need to lay down while the others trace their body outline with the chalk. Now they can decorate the outline to look like their friend. They can add fun details too, such as a sport that person plays or what they want to be when they grow up.


Tic Tac Toe is a perfect game to play with chalk! All you need is to draw a number sign (#) to create the playing board. One student is “X” and the other is “O”. The first one to get three of their letters in a row wins! You can even have a tournament to see who the ultimate tic tac toe champion of your class will be. 

Connect the Dots is a simple one that all students can play. To make this game board, you will need to draw a series of dots in rows. You can make the board as big or as small as you would like. The larger the board, the longer the game will be. The goal of the game is to form a box making one line at a time. Each player will go back and forth connecting two dots, either horizontally or vertically, by a line. When a player completes a box they can claim it by putting their initials inside. That player also gets an extra turn. The player with the most boxes completed at the end wins!

Have a chalk game you want to share with us or a favorite summer game? Comment below and tell us all about it! We will be posting more summer game ideas and activities so be sure to check back in at

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