We have been doing lots of activities to keep things interesting around our house. We are lucky to have a yard, although it isn’t huge. Our backyard is a decent size for playing with our sports balls and other toys. Although our front yard is small, one perk is that it has a nice sidewalk. The kids like to ride their scooters and bikes, and we can even go around the neighborhood for walks/rides. But sometimes we stay right at the house and decorate the sidewalk with chalk.
Now, I’m not saying we are experts by any means, but for awhile we used to just color and draw random things. Now we have been using drawings for activities.
You’ve probably seen the above activity, but just in case, you take tape and mark off any shapes you want. Then, color in the design. Some people tape off the whole thing at the start and color it, but we conserved the tape by moving the tape as we finished each shape. I let the Fudgelet take charge after he saw what we were doing.
We didn’t make some perfect design, but it was fun and designed by a 5-year old.
Another fun chalk idea is drawing wings for the kids to get a picture as a butterfly/dragon/etc.
We have also done hopscotch, so don’t forget that classic, but for a twist, you can make it longer and do the alphabet in the squares. We also make contests to jump only on the two feet spots, or only on the single foot spots, etc.
Another drawing activity is just to draw dots like a geoboard.
The kids had fun connecting the dots and drawing shapes/letters. And of course we still do our regular scribbles, too.
Another art activity outside that doesn’t require chalk is painting or coloring large pieces of paper outside. We do this inside quite often, but sometimes taking an activity outside makes it more exciting. Plus, we did flowers so it was nice to paint them around actual flowers.
I drew flowers for them with a marker and then let them choose what they wanted to do. The Chiplet chose paint and the Fudgelet chose crayons.
Try to ignore our table which hadn’t been set up for spring yet, haha. I just moved the cover over a bit for the Fudgelet to color on it.
Stay tuned for more activities that are simple and able to be done at home.