Sidewalk Chalk is an all time favorite here at S&S Worldwide. There’s something exciting about having an infinite blank canvas and allowing your imagination to come to life through colors and fun! Whether you’re drawing a foursquare court or your favorite flower, sidewalk chalk can be used to turn your outdoor space into a classroom learning experience. Get active with fun games, learn colors, numbers, or create a music graph to teach music. We’ve got some ideas to inspire your time outside this summer that we know you will love.
Hopscotch with a Twist…and a Turn and a Ssnap!
We love this idea from JrImagination. You can really add any activity to the boxes. Ask the children to pick actions and motions for the game, theme activities to support lessons, or concepts you are working on with them, and even have them help build it!
Creativity Meets Nature Scavenger Hunt
Whether you are talking about nature in your classroom or want the children to explore their surroundings, this idea from nurturestore.co.uk is sure to be a great addition to your hunt. As you talk about the different plants, leaves, minerals and commons elements found in nature, children can can either work in teams to bring back what they have found or each students can add theirs to the area.
Fun with Constellations
Learning constellations during the day just became colorful and brought to life! If you’re working on a space unit, you can even work on creating the solar system. This idea below from creeksidelearning also uses rocks (which you can even paint) to help make the
Making math fun helps keep children engaged in what can sometimes be a tough subject to understand. Over at Math Geek Mama, they took learning outside in hopscotch form to create a jumping math maze challenge. The goal of this maze is to make it to the center square. You can find the directions of how to set it up and the rules of the game at their blog here.
A Spelling Bee Hop
We thought this alphabet mat from Deceptively Educational was so much fun! For children learning their sight words, or even working on spelling – creating a kinesthetic way for them to practice spelling outside is so cool! Discover some of the activities this mama created with her mat here.
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