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June 3, 2013

Top 10 Ways to Learn with Sidewalk Chalk

Ideas for Learning with Sidewalk Chalk

I'm thrilled to be teaming up with 25+ other bloggers from the Kid Blogger Network to bring you a series on summer learning.  We love taking learning outdoors and combining learning with movement whenever possible.  We have had a lot of fun recently learning with sidewalk chalk.  Here are my favorite activities we have done as well as a few favorites from some of my fellow bloggers.

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1.  Practice math with this Gross Motor Addition Game.  It could easily be adapted for subtraction or multiplication.  supplies - sidewalk chalk and dice

2.  Sight Word Hopscotch from Mom to 2 Posh Lil' Divas.  Bern has the best ideas for practicing sight words, and this hopscotch game has become a quick favorite in our house.  supplies - sidewalk chalk

3.  Learn letters, letter sounds, sight words and more with this sight word spray game.  Kids love water play, so fill up those water blasters and take learning outdoors.  supplies - sidewalk chalk and water blasters

4.  Teach colors to toddlers with this Toddler Color Hop.  This simple and fun game will get kids moving and help with color recognition.  supplies - sidewalk chalk

5.  Sort by colors with this chalk game from JDaniel4's Mom.  Sorting is an important skill for young children and what better way to learn than through play?  supplies - sidewalk chalk and miscellaneous toys

Color Sorting Chalk Circles

6.  Learn through movement with sidewalk chalk with these Gross Motor Phonics Games.  Learn letters, letter sounds and practice letter blends with these simple and active games. supplies - sidewalk chalk, bean bags and hockey sticks and gear

7.  Learn about the sun and experiment with shadows by drawing each other's outline using sidewalk chalk.  supplies - sidewalk chalk

8.  Sidewalk Sudoku from The Usual Mayhem.   A wonderful game to work on math and logic.  supplies - sidewalk chalk and craft foam

9.  Work on problem solving with these Tic Tac Toe Games.  supplies - sidewalk chalk and bean bags

10.  Learn the parts of the body with sidewalk chalk like Learn with Play at Home.  A fun way to combine learning and creativity.  supplies - sidewalk chalk

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For more ideas for gross motor activities follow my Motor Development board on Pinterest.


  1. Thanks so much for the mention! I clicked over, all excited to read the post, and it made my day to spot mine in with all the fun ideas on your list!

  2. So many fantastic learning activities with chalk..thanks for bringing them altogether!

  3. What a handy list. Pinning away and thanks for sharing one from us as well! :)

  4. I LOVE helping my son learn with sidewalk chalk. This list is great ... lots of new ideas! Thanks for linking up at the After School Linky Party!

  5. Brilliant post. So great to see so many excellent ideas for using chalk with kids. Thanks.

  6. My kids love side walk chalk.


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