Whether a line is drawn or a maze designed, young children discover their capabilities and the joy of creative expression through chalk activities. Turn fun-filled outdoor play into body building and brain connecting experiences. Enhance problem solving, language, math, and literacy skills. Included within are a compilation of over 180 constructive ideas and alternative activities with step-by-step instructions, helpful diagrams, proposed open-ended questions, journal pages to record ideas, and in some cases, fun facts. Educational components are introduced and suggestions are presented for different ages and stages to challenge children at different levels. Use one activity for young children to practice their ABCs, with the understanding that older children can use a variation of the same activity to review more challenging concepts. Active participation is encouraged to foster social interaction. Chalk play stimulates the senses, develops fine and gross motor skills, improves hand-eye coordination, and promotes hands-on learning. It remains an inexpensive means of entertainment that offers a messy world of possibilities without electricity or having to recharge. 96 pages + 30 Journal pages
For toddlers, preschoolers, children in primary grade, and beyond!