25 Awesomely Creative Sidewalk Chalk Ideas for Kids

30 Seriously Fun Sidewalk Chalk Ideas for Kids

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Going outside with my Crayola bucket of sidewalk chalk, was always a highlight of my day as a child. I was probably one of those rare teens that even enjoyed going outside and just sitting on the pavement doodling for hours.

Now that I have kids, I have been fortunate enough to where they enjoy the same activity for hours on end. You would think that after hours every day drawing they would get bored and want to do another activity. NOPE! They have such an activity imagination that they never seem to run out ideas or things to draw.

If you are looking for sidewalk chalk and don’t know which kind to get, I have a few brands that have worked very well for us over the years:

Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk

Playskool Super Bucket

ALEX Toys Studio Sidewalk Chalk

Crayola Special Effects Chalk

Benefits of Introducing Various Forms of Art to Kids

Using Imagination

Art encourages children to use their imagination. They learn to picture something in their minds and reflect those images on paper and begin to understand that what they draw is a representation of something. The imagination has no right or wrong, and drawing can be freeing for a lot of children.

Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills involve movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Strong fine motor skills help children manipulate small objects and eventually type, cut, tie, sew and do other complex activities that require working with the small muscles of the hands.

When children draw, they practice hand-eye coordination as well, with activities like copying an object without taking their eyes off it.  Children also learn:

  • How to learn to push, pull and rotate drawing tools.
  • To different consequences of their hand motions.

Are you ready to get outside and get creative? Check out these inspiration ideas below!

25 Awesomely Creative Sidewalk Chalk Ideas

25 Creative Sidewalk Chalk Ideas for Kids

 

After seeing these photos on Pinterest, and literally two hours on Sunday afternoon, searching for the original creator of these, I found them! If you have checked out the site The Burgh Baby, please do! She has hundreds of these amazing sidewalk chalk art photos on there. We are definitely going to be doing Disney themed chalk art this week!

30 Awesome Sidewalk Chalk Ideas

Source: Pinterest & Coopet Photography

30 Seriously Fun Sidewalk Chalk ideas for kids

Source Pinterest | Carrie Anne Miranda | The Art Ed

 

What kinds of creative things have you or your kids come up with using sidewalk chalk? Let me know in the comments below. Be sure to subscribe to our blog and follow on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram for more awesome activity ideas!

Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Daneen Rogers

    These are so cute! Oh man I wish I had seen this about 10 years ago lol I’m going to show this to my daughters who are both day-care providers, they will love it!

    June 12, 2017 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Autum

    This brings back memories! I can’t wait to take my daughter outside and draw on the sidewalk!!

    June 12, 2017 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply Brianna

    Oh my gosh, I loved playing with sidewalk chalk when I was a kid. My siblings and I would create blueprints of houses that took up our whole driveway, and then we would play house inside the blueprint!

    June 12, 2017 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply themomnoms

    I love these ideas so much. My kid is totally into sidewalk chalk right now, but this gives mama an excuse to play too. 😉

    June 13, 2017 at 3:53 am
  • Reply NM (@nmdiariesx)

    How cool are these idea! They really make you think and helps bring out the creativity in our children!

    http://www.nmdiaries.com

    June 13, 2017 at 2:07 pm
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