8 Sidewalk Games to Try This Summer!

Sidewalk chalk game ideas

Top 8 Sidewalk Games

Stella and Hazel are always drawing with chalk out on our concrete patio and this list includes some of our favorite sidewalk games, as well as a few new ones that I’m excited to try with the girls this summer. For each of these you need little more than some chalk!

8 Sidewalk Chalk Games to Try

1. Make sidewalk paint

If you’ve run out of chalk or are just looking to try something new, this is the recipe for you! All you need is cornstarch, water, and food coloring to make this fun paint that dries into a really cool texture. Pour a small amount of cornstarch into a bowl. Add a little water at a time and stir until you get a paint consistency. Use a toothpick to add a small amount of gel food coloring (liquid food coloring will also work, but the colors will be less intense).

2. How to play hopscotch

I’m sure we all played (and loved!) hopscotch as a kid, however now that Stella is getting into it, I had to remind myself of the rules. Get hopscotch rules here.

3. Chalk race track

This is one we do a lot. We typically draw a track for the girls to ride their bikes around, but we’ve also made a smaller track for their toy cars before and brought our blocks outside to build little mini cities!

4. Chalk stencils

I love this simple idea, especially for little ones to go beyond their usual scribbles. I know they would get a lot of excitement out of lifting up the stencil and seeing that they created a star (or whatever shape you want to make!). Get printable star stencils.

5. Sidewalk obstacle course

My girls love anything to do with obstacle courses. There are so many options for making this one fun! See example obstacle course.

6. Sidewalk bulls eye

This activity mixes in a little water play by letting the kids through wet sponges at the target, but a bean bag or even a small rock would work just as well.

7. How to play four square

A classic game that I played as a kid, and now my kids love playing. Here are the rules if you need to brush up on them like I did!

8. Backyard scavenger hunt

Kids find the items written in chalk and then add them to the circles. Check out this cute scavenger hunt for exploring your backyard!

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