Sidewalk chalk activities are warm weather favorite in our home. Here are a few fun ideas for chalk games and play.
I love lazy weekends when there is nothing planned & you can just go with the flow. On weekends like this, my daughter loves to play outside just in our driveway. She loves shadow play & playing with sidewalk chalk.
When you have a small child, you sometimes have to come up with creative ways to entertain them. Luckily, sometimes the most fun can be had with the simplest ideas.
We formed a couple of bullseyes out of paper plates using magic markers.
We had some old mis-matched socks that we used for our toss.
I put a handful of cotton batting in each sock & tied them into a knot.
We put the two plates in our hallway. I used a small bit of tape rolled under each plate to keep them from moving. I gave Mai the socks & let her throw.
“Mama, I am throwing your stinky socks.” She had a ton of fun playing this with mommy.
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One of Mai’s favorite new games is removing the contents of our Lazy Susan & placing them up on our kitchen island. I will ask he Mai what are you doing? “I go shopping” “I buy food”. She will name off all the items as she places them up on the island. “Ranch dressing, hot chocolate, barbecue sauce.” I do not love this, but it does keep her occupied while I am cooking or doing dishes. She loves playing this so much that I thought it would be a fun idea to make her her own little grocery store on the shelves of our kitchen island. My hopes of course, were that this would distract her from emptying the contents of my Lazy Susan.
I used old food boxes & rinsed out jars and lined them up in a row on the shelves.
Mai has a little toy shopping cart, so I thought we could make a fun & educational game out of it. My idea was that she could pick out the items that she wants just as she did with the Lazy Susan & that we could use some of her coins in her piggy bank and make it a lesson in counting and money as well.
Unfortunately Mai was not so easy fooled by mommy’s make shift shopping center. She picked up each container & exclaimed “Oh! It’s empty. I throw in the trash.” And in the trash she threw them. Oh Well! Better luck next time, Mommy.