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22 Playful Sidewalk Chalk Ideas To Inspire Children To Create Outdoors

Sidewalk Chalk Ideas

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Drawing with chalk is a favorite activity for children of all ages. Not only is it accessible and affordable to most families, but it's also a fun way to get creative outside.

From sketching a hopscotch pattern to doodling butterflies and rainbows, there are limitless possibilities to this medium. One set of sidewalk chalk can provide hours of artistic fun for kids and their friends. Need some inspiration before you get started? Not to worry. We've put together a list of prompts that will help your child stay creative all season long.

Scroll down to see our list of 22 sidewalk chalk ideas.

Looking for some more creative inspiration? Then, be sure to check out our list of painting ideas, pumpkin painting ideas, and drawing ideas.

Inspire your kids to create outdoors with our list of 22 sidewalk chalk ideas.


Art Prompts

Sidewalk chalk

  • A family portrait
  • Something they learned in school
  • Their home state
  • Fruits and vegetables
Sidewalk Chalk Ideas

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  • Favorite animal
  • An imaginary creature (like a unicorn or dragon)
  • Their pet
  • The current season (fall, winter, spring, summer)
  • Favorite cartoon character


Language Prompts

Sidewalk Chalk Ideas

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  • Their name
  • New vocabulary
  • Inspiring messages
Sidewalk Chalk Ideas

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  • Different kinds of animals
  • Character names from a book
  • Street names


Games & Activities

  • Hopscotch
  • Long jump
  • Walk the line

  • Hangman
  • Checkers
  • Pictionary
  • Tic-Tac-Toe


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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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