After-School Activities

Chalk It Up

This after-school activity is a great outlet for any kid tired of boring sidewalks. Kids don't have to be artistic to take the chalk challenge and brighten their world, but artistically inclined children will especially love this after school activity.

What You'll Need:

  • Nature magazines
  • Sidewalks or blacktop
  • Colored chalk

Help your child find a color photograph she likes in a nature magazine. Now, encourage her to try and duplicate the brightest, most wonder-filled pictures on nearby cement sidewalks (or other blacktop) using her own chalk.

Does your child love the jungle and the monkeys that call it home? Suggest she draw them swinging across the driveway. Does she dream of colorful tropical birds? She can create a menagerie there on the sidewalk right beyond the front door.

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