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 in your house ~ leave a comment to share an idea, or share a picture on Instagram using the hashtag #simpleplay.
chalk idea #1
use them to set up a garden treasure hunt exploring colour, shape, numbers and textures
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
add water and create some beautiful textured chalk art or try this clever chalk stencil art over at Buggy and Buddy.
chalk idea #7
never leave home with out them! Chalks are so easy to pack for holidays or days out and with these super travel size chalkboards from No Time For Flashcards you can chalk in the car, par, beach…anywhere!
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