I’ll guide you through four weeks of beautiful and fun art projects that you can enjoy with your children. At home or at school, these process art projects will give you an interesting framework of activities that you can weave into your weeks, so your children are engaged, creating and enjoying themselves all through art. See more details of Art Spark here.
Today’s topic in our Simple Play :: complex learning series focuses on playing with chalk. Read on for my favourite ways to use chalk, with ideas for art, games, math, literacy, action games and puppets.
Seven kids games with chalk
Chalk is inexpensive and so versatile that you can use it for all sorts of play. Here’s a week’s worth of ideas to get started. I’d love to hear how you play with chalk (affiliate link) in your house ~ leave a comment to share an idea, or share a picture on Instagram using the hashtag #simpleplay.
chalk idea #1
chalk idea #2
chalk idea #3
chalk idea #4
use them for some magic disappearing words when you’re learning how to spell
chalk idea #5
chalk idea #6
chalk idea #7
Ready for a whole year of exploring through the senses? Super Sensory Invitations to Play is a delightful resource that encourages your children to explore the five senses through the year, using a wide variety of sensory materials. It includes 52 invitations to play, linked to the festivals and seasons of the year, and including water, ice, dough, rice, paints, sand, sensory tubs, and more.
They are easy, simple, and fun ideas that you can use right now to give a multi-sensory boost to your play and learning. It comes with a printable recipe book featuring all our favourite recipes for play. Come and see more here.