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5 Creative Chalk Games for Kids

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Published May 28th 2013
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Chalk is way too entertaining


Chalk has been a great entertaining tool for over 20 years, back in the day kids used to draw up games on the pavement out of chalk, however these days kids don't seem to be as interested in chalk as they used to, however I have made up fun, interesting and creative uses for chalk that you can do with your children.

1). Add a drawing - So in this game, each kid has a stick of chalk (the thicker ones work better). Everybody has their own space and draws one thing in their space (a tree, dog, person, car) and then you go around to each person's drawings and you add something in theirs. At the end you look at everybody's finalized masterpieces.

2). Old fashioned hop scotch - Having three boys, they were never too interested in hopping in squares, so I save this one for when my nieces come over. Draw up the original hop scotch game and get a rock and play. So simple and so fun.

3). "My Family" - So in this game you write on your drive way or pavement about your family. Like, "In this house lives 3 little boys, a mummy and a daddy and a little dog named Weasel". It's sweet and people walking past sometimes stop and have a read. Just don't write anything personal, obviously. Family portraits are also cute.

4). Human Snakes & Ladders - Chalk edition... Draw up a big game board with squares, in a few put ladders and in another few put snakes. get a big foam dice and roll it and then play a humanized version of snakes and ladders, where you are the playing piece. Quite fun, and you'll certainly get some onlookers if you're playing in the front yard.

5). Target Throwing - Draw circles up in different colours on a brick wall. Get a ball, and throw it at one of the circles. Each circle represents points, the smallest or highest circle being the most points. Everyone gets 5 shots each and whoever gets the highest points at the end wins.
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