5 Sidewalk Chalk Games to Keep You Playful

5 Sidewalk Chalk Games
Disclosure: This post was inspired by a #gogoplayfully kit from GoGo squeeZ. No other compensation was given. All opinions are 100% my own.

When was the last time you got out and just played with your kids? Not an organized sport or structured play date… just free, imaginative play. Since we homeschool and spend a good day of every bit of our time with the kids, you would think we would have all the time in the world, right? But sometimes it really means throwing caution to the wind, so to speak, and just playing with the kids.

5 Sidewalk Chalk Games

5 Sidewalk Chalk Games

Since finding ways to get creative and go crazy with your kids can be a fun way to discover new ways to play, my girls and I decided to take the challenge. This particular day we  chose sidewalk chalk as our focus point and went with it. After a bit of discussion, we each got to work and, together, came up with 5 sidewalk chalk games. Games we could easily play anywhere with a piece of sidewalk chalk and an open space to draw.

  1. Hopscotch – Timeless game that involves nothing more that a few squares and a rockHopscotch
  2. Car City – A few roads, houses, and trees and you have the perfect place to drive your cars throughCar City
  3. 4 Square – Have a ball? 3 friends? Draw one big square divided into 4 smaller squares and you are ready for 4 square4 Square
  4. 3D Chalk Art – Take your imagination one step further and make your sidewalk chalk art come to life when you add yourself to the masterpiece3D Chalk Art
  5. Sundial – Want to tell time using the sun? Stick a pencil in a piece of playdough and track the shadowSundial

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  1. Love the car city- never thought of that. I think my 6 year old would LOVE the sundial idea- what a good way to have fun and learn at the same time.
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  2. Too fun! Pinning this for later!
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  3. I did the sundial back in school, it was so fun! These are some great ideas outside of the normal scribbles in the driveaway. Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Great Ideas!!! And I just bought a new huge box of sidewalk chalk!! Thanks for sharing.
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  5. My kids play with sidewalk chalk all.the.time! It’s so much fun! Thanks for some new ideas!
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  6. Oh Boy!! Chalk game are so fun…Hopscotch was my fave. Thanks for sharing.
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  7. Our driveway and sidewalks are always covered in chalk drawings!! It’s always awesome to see what they come up with! And… so easy to clean and start over!
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  8. I haven’t tried the last two ideas but the first three we’ve done oodles of times. So fun! Chalk is such a summertime joy!
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  9. hopscotch has always been a favorite! love the other ideas as well.. and that’s an interesting infographic

  10. anonymous Says: August 23, 2013 at 10:10 am

    When I was younger, my sister, friend, and I played a game we called “rock people,” in which we drew towns and used rocks as the residents. I never understood why we loved it so much, but we’d play for hours- until it was dark enough outside that we couldn’t see the chalk lines.

  11. Cute! Such a great post. I used to love it as a kid.

  12. These are so cute, I will be trying these with my kids soon! Thank you!

  13. Hannah Jurgelis Says: June 26, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Those games look like so much fun! I can’t wait til my one year old is a bit older so I can play things like that with him =)

  14. Jessamine D. Says: August 7, 2014 at 11:29 am

    My daughters love playing with chalk and these are great ideas! I think they’ll love the car city or to them that would be princess city.. 🙂

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