Drawing with chalk is a favorite for most preschool children. It is easy, self-directed activity that will take minimum preparation. Just purchase sidewalk chalk which should be very inexpensive and readily available. Buy several packages so you will never run out.
What to do:
Find a place for your child to draw. If you do not have a sidewalk or cement area near your own home, most parks or playgrounds will have places where children are allowed to use sidewalk chalk since it washes off.
Have your child wear old play clothes because sidewalk drawing is messy. Wearing clothes that can get dirty will give your child the freedom to enjoy the activity.
Draw large hearts, squares, and circles for your child to draw pictures in or color;
Use chalk to trace an outline of your child. Then let your child draw themselves;
Have your child draw with a friend.
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