Neighborhood Activities for Kids

Sidewalk Art for Kids

Here's a fun summer activity: create a sidewalk art gallery for your neighbors. After kids get creative with sidewalk chalk, neighbors will be able to enjoy the artwork while they walk down the street in this neighborhood activity.

What You'll Need:

  • Colored chalk
  • Safe sidewalk or concrete driveway
  • Paper towel

How to Create Sidewalk Art:

Step 1: Find a safe sidewalk area away from traffic. (Be sure to ask permission to draw on the sidewalk.)

Step 2: Use colored chalk to draw your art on the sidewalk. Try chalking a sunset. Start at the top with blues, then add purples, reds, and oranges. Work in some fluffy pink-tinted clouds. Finish up with some snowcapped mountains.

Step 3: Rub a paper towel across the edges of your colors to blend them.

Step 4: Instead of a square picture, be creative with your concrete space. Chalk a long skinny dragon down the sidewalk or a school of fish on a concrete walkway.

Step 5: Another idea is to trace the shadow of an object, such as a tree, on the concrete. Then, color in the outline.

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