Wondering what you can do with sidewalk chalk? – You must try this chalk game!
This outdoor game took some chalk, a recycled box, and a driveway for a whole lot of laughter.
Spring is the perfect time for sidewalk chalk. We played many rounds before dinner, and it was a great way to get fresh spring air before bedtime.
You will love this chalk game!
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Chalk DIY game boards are simply the best.
For starters, I have learned that my kids don’t like to lose.
One will do everything in his power to win.
The solution? Keep playing. Play to practice losing with grace and winning with a humble heart.
What I noticed is that each time we played, the boys began to appreciate the wins and losses with a little more sportsmanship.
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Yep, we played this game until the first rainfall washed it away!
And there were some hidden skillsets inside this chalk game as well.
gross motor – getting the kids moving large muscles in their body
counting – counting both the dice and the steps
patience – waiting their turn
directions – practicing starting and working around clockwise
number recognition – seeing a group of dots on the dice and automatically recognizing the number it represents.
Making this chalk game was enjoyable.
I went outside as the boys were inside watching a show and grabbed the chalk. I wanted to surprise them with something we could all play together.
- Draw a large loop with white chalk.
- Section off the inside of the loop.
- Add color to some blocks, and directions in others such as jump four.
- Include a fun way to advance the gameboard if landed upon to add another level of excitement.
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To make the large outdoor dice, I covered an Amazon box I had in the garage.
You can see we love to make DIY dice with our movement dice from a previous post.
For this DIY dice, I added dots.
How to play this chalk game:
My boys decided the oldest goes first. The second time we played, the winner went first. – Their game, their rules. As long as they cooperated and worked together to form a plan I was happy with it.
The kids took turns rolling the dice and advancing the correct number of spaces.
The first person to reach the end of the game is the winner!
Then put this on repeat because your family will want to play again!
This chalk game supply list:
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White paper, a brown paper bag, or wrapping paper to cover the box
After playing this chalk game, you can play other chalk games like these!
Smashing Chalk by Fairy Dust Teaching
When will you set up this outdoor chalk game with your kids?