Chalk on the Sidewalk

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Chalk on the Sidewalk


  • Sidewalk
  • Large, soft chalk
  • Moist wipes

To Do

  1. Let the children scribble on the sidewalk using the chalk.
  2. Have moist wipes handy to clean hands when they are through.


Do they enjoy making mark on the bumpiness of the sidewalk?

What is the size of the marks they make?

More Ideas

Let them wash the scribble off with water, or leave them until it rain and then notice what happened.

Emerging Skill

Children are likely to use large, swinging motions as they scribble, rather than the smaller motions used to scribble on paper in a more confined space.

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