Is there ever a time when you feel your children just need to go outside and get some fresh air? To do something that doesn’t pertain to watching TV or on a computer apparatus? One of my girl’s favorite activities is to turn the sidewalks and drive way into an art gallery. So when they are getting antsy in the house or I want them to go outside we love chalk art. Art has many child developmental skills such as; Motor skill: holding the chalk is essential to the growth of fine motor skills in young children. Visual Learning: Drawing develops visual-spatial skills. Inventiveness: encouragement to express themselves. Language Development: for very young children, making art and talking about it can provide opportunities to learn words for colors, shapes and actions.
We always have a bucket of chalk in the garage readily available to the girls. It is getting a little low right now, but the girls will use it until they are scrapping their nails.
Chalk is great activity for children of all ages. Here are a few of the masterpieces the girls created.
Becca age 3 coloring in the flower mommy made for her and extremely proud of the stem she added.
This beautiful piece was drawn and colored by my 6 year old, Tiffany. I think that Brooklyn is waiting for the picture to come alive like in Mary Poppins!
Here are my twins Jamie and Brooklyn age 19 months adding a few scribbles to the ground. They are thoroughly enjoying every second of chalk art!
The girls admiring their work! Ever since they watched the Disney movie Frozen, they believe a sister love is the strongest. “T+B” so sweet.
A little tip! If you go to the clearance section at Target, Walmart and/or Micheal at the end of summer you can get boxes of chalk for a few dollars!