One of my favorite activities with my kiddos in the "good weather" is to make great sidewalk chalk drawings. Rather than just hopscotch or generic scribbles, we like to pull out this bookand create some fun critters on our sidewalk. It is especially fun to have an 8 foot turtle and six foot frog on your front walkway! :) For really colorful drawings, we like to dip our chalk in water to make it a little wet, and then draw.... it covers REALLY well that way!
For your more advanced artists, this is another good pick (Although I really *do* like the animals best...)
I'm going to look for some pictures to add as examples, but I'll post in the meantime.. just check back later, if you want to see what we've done. (I'm also going to look for a nifty Peter Rabbit chalk drawing that I did some time ago... )
This works for us!
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