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My Own Chalkboard

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  • clipboards
  • chalkboard paint
  • paintbrush
  • self-adhesive Velcro
  • chalk eraser
  • chunky chalk
  • cord
  • hot glue gun (adult only)


What to do

1. Make small chalkboards for each child. Waiting can be fun when you have your own chalkboard to play with!

2. Obtain small clipboards for each child. Paint the front and back of each clipboard with two coats of chalkboard paint.

3. Use hot glue to attach Velcro to the front of the clipboard and to the back of the eraser. Attach the eraser to the clipboard.

4. Tie the cord to the chalk and secure it with hot glue. Tie the other end of the cord to the clipboard.

5. Encourage the children to draw on their own chalkboards during transition times when they must wait for others to get ready or for an activity to begin.


More to do

  • Literacy: Print a vocabulary word or a common shape on a child's clipboard. Challenge the child to read the word or name the shape.


-Virginia Jean Herrod, Columbia, SC

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Transition Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Transition
Topic: Letters/Sounds/Words
Content: The Arts: Visual Arts
Area: Fine Motor
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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