Inside: You will love these chalk activities for toddlers and preschoolers! Everything from using them with art, in the sensory bin, and as part of a science activity. Fun and playful ideas!
When I went searching for easy chalk activities, I was amazed at how versatile chalk is!
25+ Favorite Chalk Activities that Build Skills
Hammer it: Place chalk into a bag and hammer it to make powder for paint. (You Clever Monkey)
Spray it: After writing letters on a vertical surface, spray them with water. (Raising Dragons)
Dip it: Dipping chalk into paint creates a creamy texture, perfect for drawing on sidewalks and other surfaces. (Happy Hooligans)
Rub it: Place items under a piece of paper and rub chalk on top. (Lessons Learnt Journal)
Explore with it: Rub colored chalk into salt to make chalk salt.
Tape it: Use tape to make colorful sidewalk mosaics. (Down Redbud Drive)
Trace it: Invite your children to trace their shadows and paint them. (Rhythms of Play)
Freeze it: Make a basic chalk paint recipe and freeze it! Can use different molds, too! (Reading Confetti)
Smell it: Involve the sense of smell while squeezing liquid chalk onto surfaces. (Learn, Play, Imagine)
Mix it: Squirt some shaving cream into chalk mixture for a whole new sensory experience. (Growing a Jeweled Rose)
WEAR it: While having fun with chalk and water, see what happens when you rub it on your skin! (Lasso the Moon)
Science and Nature
Hear it: Try a simple science experiment right on your sidewalk and listen to it fizz. (Messy Little Monster)
Find it: Go on a hunt to find natural materials outdoors and add them to your chalk drawings. (The Craft Train)
Count with it: Make a counting garden on the sidewalk. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Spray it: Listen and then spray the number. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Use dice and count it: Learn numbers through movement. (Days with Grey)
Jump on it: After drawing shapes on the sidewalk, invite the children to jump on them. (Craftulate)
Walk through it: Create a shape maze, instructing the children to step on certain shapes. (Creative Family Fun)
Write it: Work on early writing skills on the sidewalk. (The Natural Homeschool)
Paint it: Trace chalk letters with water using a paintbrush. (The Preschool Toolbox)
Hop on it: Create your own hopscotch path (free printable). (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Follow it: Make an obstacle course for your children to follow. (Toot’s Mom is Tired)
Twist it: Make a game of Twister using chalk outside. (Danya Banya)
Ride on it: Create a path with sidewalk chalk and ride scooters (or bikes) on it. (School Time Snippets)
Blocks and Cars
Draw it indoors: Create a road on the floor indoors. (Moms and Crafters)
Draw it outdoors: Create roads outdoors for toy cars. (Nurturestore)
More fun ideas for home:
Summer Lesson Plans
I’ve teamed up with other early childhood teachers and homeschoolers to put together these hands-on summer lesson plans for toddlers and preschoolers!
Easy to follow lesson plans that include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
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