Five Creative Ways to Use Sidewalk Chalk to Occupy Children
Children are so hooked these days to electronics which makes playing outside become a thing of the past. As a child, I spent a great deal of time outside playing and being creative. I have found five ways to get even my older children outside! Here are my five ways to use RoseArt sidewalk chalk that will bring excitement and creativity to your child!
RoseArt Sidewalk Chalk and Paint
Using RoseArt Sidewalk Chalk to “draw” my children outside
If sunlight gives Vitamin D, art is its own form of therapy, and getting off those electronic devices helps reduce eye strain… sidewalk chalk sure does sound like a win-win! Just drawing with chalk can get boring for older children after a while but if you find creative ways to incorporate chalk, even the older children decide they want to get involved.
Draw Each Other
For my daughter, she giggles every time when her brothers do an outline of her body in which she can then add on hair and clothing. Sometimes, she designs her own clothing which brings the creativity piece out. Other times, she draws exactly what she is wearing on her “person” so she has a twin. Either way, she is being creative and learning new things.For my boys, I am just going to be honest. They find it hilarious to trace their bodies in different positions so they can look like something else. They get rather creative with that and have so many laughs while creating their drawings. I love watching them work together to come up with the very best ideas. If you could only hear all the brainstorming going on in this picture! My 11-year-old has the basketball pose down to a science!Drawing Streets for Their Bikes
Riding bikes are twice as fun when they can create their own streets. My older son likes to make obstacles for my younger son to ride his bike. He says it is to “test his driving skills”. Ha! He makes it a tight set of lines with curves. I think it is great because it has really helped him with his balance and control over his bike!
Water Balloon or Bean Bag Target
This one is so simple but so much fun. Even my husband and I enjoy getting involved with this one. We do this two ways:
1. Draw a circle in which we use as a target to throw the water balloon or chalk filled bean bag into. You can make a simple circle or you can set it up like a bullseye to compete with other family members or friends. RoseArt 5-in-1 Chalk Games makes this game so incredibly easy! It includes a tossing platform, rings, knockdown target, and chalk-filled bean bags.2. Make a circle big enough for one person and leave a little room on all sides with a RoseArt Neon Jumbo Marker. How generous with the size of the circle that you are is up to you. Have one person stand in the circle. They can NOT step out of the circle but can move around in the circle while others throw water balloons or calk bean bags (like we used from the RoseArt 5-in-1 Chalk Games, or shoot nerf guns at the person. Give points to each player who hits the person in the middle. The player with the most points goes in the circle next.Practice Writing Skills
My daughter is going to kindergarten in the fall. We are working with her on writing her letters and numbers this summer. Writing them with RoseArt Washable Sidewalk Chalk is so much more “fun” than just writing them on paper!
Drawing in Puddles
Rainy summer days can be boring. What a great time (as long as it isn’t thundering, lightning, or high winds) to let your child really get into nature. They won’t melt, I promise! Let them get dirty, they will keep those memories in their heads forever!My daughter is one of those kids who can’t resist a puddle (yes, even on church days in her pretty dress). She loves to draw with the chalk through the puddles and then jump in the puddles, mixing up all the pretty colors! They WILL get dirty but thankfully, RoseArt sidewalk chalk washes easily!
40 piece RoseArt Sidewalk Chalk Paint Deluxe Set
A lot of the photos you see above include items from this kit. My kids have absolutely loved it! Inside the kit, you will find three paint cans, six jumbo markers, 20 chalk powder packs, four foam brushes, two foam roller brushes, two stencils, three wooden stir sticks, and a mixing tray.
Every sidewalk is your canvas—with RoseArt Washable Sidewalk Chalk Paint!
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