7 kids games with chalk :: Simple Play

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.
kids games with chalk

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 games

chalk idea #1

use them to set up a garden treasure hunt exploring colour, shape, numbers and textures

chalk idea #2

kids games with chalk
how to spell

chalk idea #4

use them for some magic disappearing words when you’re learning how to spell

olympic theme games

chalk idea #5

kids games with chalk

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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  1. says

    I agree… the scavenger hunt is such a fun idea!! So many great ideas for playing with chalk! Thanks for sharing, and thanks so much for being a part of our 100 Days of Play Blog Hop! I’ve got your post lined up to be shared soon!!

  2. Jan says

    All the kids in our road drew a train track along the pavement connecting their homes, with a station at each of their houses and spent a lovely day chugging around it :-)

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