After a long winter, the kids and I were thrilled that the Easter Bunny brought a glorious warm and sunny weekend with him.
Spring has been around for a few weeks, at least according to the calendar, but it certainly hasn”t felt like it at our house. In fact, this time last week we were enduring a snowfall that made March one for the record books.
Hooray for changing seasons! Last weekend was gorgeous and sunny and we, of course, headed outdoors to celebrate!
Jackets were shed, sunglasses were donned, and one of our favorite sunny weather unplugged play toys came out: the sidewalk chalk.
I bet it is one of your family”s favorite unplugged play toys, too.
While the tween might need a bit of encouragement to play and the toddler might need a bit of supervision to ensure she doesn”t eat it, playing with sidewalk chalk is a good unplugged play activity for all ages and stages in our family right now, grown ups included.
Need a little more direction?
- Have your child lie down and outline their body and then have them fill it in
- Draw a map of your town, house, or neighborhood
- Invent your own world! Draw a map – what cool things will be there?
- Create a racetrack for cars
- Draw a chalk barn yard for animal toys
- Giant tic tac toe
The next time you”re blessed with a sunny day, unplug, head outdoors, and create some sidewalk chalk art.
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