When I went searching for easy kids activities with chalk, I was amazed at how versatile chalk is! A big box of sidewalk chalk goes a long ways, indoors and out, in the sensory table, for art projects and science experiments. I make sure we keep chalk on hand throughout the year in our classroom for our toddlers and preschoolers.
Easy Kids Activities with Chalk
FREEZE it! (Reading Confetti)
Make a basic chalk paint recipe and freeze it! I love how you can put it in different molds.
SMASH it. (You Clever Monkey)
This is another version of chalk paint, but the children are involved in the process by hammering the chalk into pieces. I don’t know about your kids, but ours love to hammer!
DIP it!. (Happy Hooligans)
Dipping chalk into paint creates a creamy texture, perfect for drawing on sidewalks and other surfaces.
SMELL it. (Learn, Play, Imagine)
Involve the sense of smell while squeezing liquid chalk onto surfaces.
MIX it. (Growing a Jeweled Rose)
Squirt some shaving cream into chalk mixture for a whole new sensory experience.
WEAR it! (Lasso the Moon)
While having fun with chalk and water, see what happens when you rub it on your skin!
RUB it. (Lessons Learnt Journal)
Place items under a piece of paper and rub chalk on top.
EXPLORE with it! (Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds)
Rub colored chalk into salt to make chalk salt.
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