Remember that scene in Mary Poppins? Burt’s chalk drawing created a world where they could have a jolly holiday. These new spring days are such a tease for parents and children alike. This past weekend was gloriously sunny, but frigid. My daughters and their cousins wanted to spend some time outside. They immediately gravitated toward the clear bin sitting on the picnic table containing well-used sidewalk chalk. Four girls, ages 2, 4, 7, and 10, were all able to enjoy the same activity on their own level. Next time I’ll bundle up my 2 month old so he can enjoy witnessing the creations being made outdoors too.
Drawing with sidewalk chalk is a fun outdoor activity for all ages, even when it’s too cold to stay outside for an extended time. Don’t have any chalk? Try drawing with rocks and pebbles. Or draw in the dirt with rocks and sticks. Don’t forget to use your Outside Voice!