We do a lot of sidewalk chalk art. Its something that I enjoy doing outside, which is a rarity, so when Charlotte is trying to get me outside she suggests drawing.
I usually bite.
And for Charlotte, drawing a picture can’t just be with crayons. Oh no, she wants puff paint, glitter, sidewalk chalk, and water colors.
It has to have pizazz.
So this afternoon we went out and drew a few colorful swan geese thingies.
And there is a lot more you can do with sidewalk chalk then just draw a pretty picture.
Hopscotch, tracing your body, and tick tac toe to name a few.
In fact, last night we drew roads and used our own freeway system to play on the driveway. Today we upgraded it to include houses and a McDonalds drive through.
Spare me on the not healthy thing. I know. Drawing a health food grocery store would suck the fun out of the playtime, know what I mean?
Creating your own city to play cars on kills two birds with one stone. You get to focus on the art aspect and then sum it up with the playing part. And even better, you can change your scenery anytime you want without investing into a $30 car carpet for your playroom.
Just break out your $2.99 sidewalk chalks.