Use Chalk to Transform Sidewalk into Learning Games

posted 5/15/20 -- Warm weather and sunshine are good reasons to take learning outdoors.

For a variety of fun activities, use chalk to draw either a number line from 1-10 or letters A-Z on the ground. The following are ways to practice identifying letters and numbers as well as order:

Have your child walk on the chalk line, saying each number or letter as they go.

Stand facing the chalk line, call out a number or letter and have him or her jump to it or toss a bean bag.

Have your child collect small objects and place the same number of objects to match each numeral.

Match the beginning sound of an object to the corresponding letter.

Kids will also like helping to clean up by using a spray bottle to wash away the chalk. Call out a letter or number and have them spray it with water.