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15 awesome games and activities to do with sidewalk chalk!

So listen guys…We have probably every color of sidewalk chalk–and when my kids say they are bored I say, “go do sidewalk chalk” and they usually doodle some pictures and are done. (we are talking 10 minutes top!) So I wanted to give them awesome ideas of cool games and activities they can do! (you know…survive the summer at it’s best!)    10 amazingly fun things to do this summer with sidewalk chalk

Make sure to leave me a comment if you have a fun game you play!

SELF PORTRAIT
self portrait for fun chalk activity

Trace around and let kids decorate! Add clothes, jewelry, accessories, etc!

 

CHECKERS a game of checkers

Checkers is such a fun game–even funner when you are outside playing on the sidewalk. I marked half the rocks with sidewalk chalk so we knew who’s was who’s. AND then we kept another color to mark KINGS!

WET SIDEWALK CHALK wet sidewalk chalk --like paint

Splash some water on the concrete AND THEN draw! The water turns the chalk into paint like texture! Look how cool it looks after it’s dry! (do you see my daughter’s feet prints?)

fun sidewalk summer games

TIC TAC TOE tic tac toe

This can be done two ways! Throw a rock or bean bag onto the tic tac toe board and where it lands is where you draw your x (or o) First one that gets three in a row wins!

 

OR you can do the race game. Each team has one chalk. The first players have to run down and mark a spot, run back and hand the chalk off–the next person does the same!

 

LONG JUMP

long jump

Grab some measuring tape and mark feet (up to 12!) You can jump from a line…or do a running jump. It’s fun to see the difference. My son jumped around 5 feet from the line…about 10 feet with a running start!

DOTS AND LINES GAME dots and lines

 

Here is how you play dots and lines game: Starting with an empty grid of dots, two players take turns adding a single horizontal or vertical line between two unjoined adjacent dots. The player who completes the fourth side of a 1×1 box earns one point and takes another turn. (A point is typically recorded by placing a mark that identifies the player in the box, such as an initial). The game ends when no more lines can be placed. The winner is the player with the most points.

FUN MESSAGES
leave some fun messages for your friends with sidewalk chalk

sneak over to a friends or neighbors and leave some happy messages to brighten their day!

 

TARGET PRACTICE
target practice

Draw a target with points and throw a rock or bean bag.  (or WATER BALLOONS for a fun twist!) You could easily sneak some math into it…three tosses and they need to add them up. (oh. the things moms do to keep kids learning!)

SHUFFLEBOARD

shuffle board

(for lack of better word!) It’s definetly our twist on shuffleboard….we drew a goal for each side and rolled a marble (Best to do on level sidewalk) If the marble rolled through the goal we got one point. If the marble stopped IN the goal you got 5 points!

 

TWISTER
fun game of twister with sidewalk chalk twister

Classic game! Draw a twister board and grab a spinner and play! (just be careful about falling on the concrete!)

And of course ULTIMATE HOPSCOTCH

Ultimate hopscotch with sidewalk chalk

My daughter is the queen of these! She’s always makes the coolest ones! She whipped up this fun one that included snakes and balloons and all sorts of fun stuff!

You can also add:

hop on one foot

balance beam

big jumps

little jumps

twirls

crawl

touch your toes

clap

jump three times on one spot

THIS ONE is one of my favorites!

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Some Awesome honorable mentions I found:

MINI GOLF

mini golf

 

GIANT SPIROGRAPH FOR CHALK!

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CHUTES AND LADDERS

chutes and ladders

PICTIONARY 

Sidewalk-Chalk-Pictionary

Create some fun CHALK PHOTOS

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and…for even more fun you could even do SIDEWALK PAINT

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If you are looking for more awesome kids crafts and activities then check out my blog HERE. I seem to do a lot of them (sanity purposes!)

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Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.