With the warm and sunny weather the past few days we were able to get outside for some more chalk play, much to my boys’ delight! We stuck with more simple things, though, as they both have colds (yet) again and I’m still recovering from mine, so learning something new or being super creative was not on the agenda. Simple chalk play is always fun, though, even for adults, don’t you think?
We played hopscotch and painted with chalk paint. The boys also directed me in creating a road for them to ‘drive’ their trikes on and use as a running path (including trees, houses and driveways) and helped me in drawing a train track to follow as they pretended to be steam engines (pic from the first time they requested a track a few weeks ago).
I love playing with chalk outside. My boys aren’t that great at drawing with it yet, but with a little help from me their creativity really comes to life and they are so excited to have an imaginary world to live in until rain washes it away! (It is supposed to rain later this week, so I’m sure we’ll have more chalk play from our driveway next week, if not I’ll share some ideas I’ve found on the internet!)
Head on over to Childhood 101 if you need more play inspiration!