Indoor Chalk Activity – Make a Town

Occasionally I feature an idea that is not my own, rather my mother’s, as is the case with this indoor chalk activity.

 

Children love to color with chalk! This indoor chalk activity will entertain children of all ages for hours...

 

When I was little, we would use sidewalk chalk to color over the (painted) concrete floor in our basement. My mother has since replaced the playroom carpet with durable vinyl tiles. She allows my brother and nieces to color on it, as it washes right off.

 

I don’t know how a different type of floor would react. It needs to be able to hold the chalk, but not be so porous that it would stick. Test it out and see if it works for you.

 

The other day, my eleven year old brother joined with my seven year old brother and nieces (ages 22 months to almost six) and turned it into an amazing indoor chalk activity. They created a city with roads, a farm, and even an airport!

Children love to color with chalk! This indoor chalk activity will entertain children of all ages for hours... Children love to color with chalk! This indoor chalk activity will entertain children of all ages for hours...

 

They pulled out the toy cars and were entertained for hours.

 

Children love to color with chalk! This indoor chalk activity will entertain children of all ages for hours...

Children love to color with chalk! This indoor chalk activity will entertain children of all ages for hours... Children love to color with chalk! This indoor chalk activity will entertain children of all ages for hours... Children love to color with chalk! This indoor chalk activity will entertain children of all ages for hours...

 

It’s hard to find an activity that spans so many ages and this one was perfect, simple and inexpensive, so I thought I’d share. Here’s a bird’s eye view of the city/town/village (the farm got cut off – it was all the way on the left):

 

Children love to color with chalk! This indoor chalk activity will entertain children of all ages for hours...

 

This can be done outdoors as well, as long as you don’t mind taking your toys outside. It’s a lot of fun and provides hours of entertainment across a broad range of ages. Have fun!

8 Comments

  1. This is such a great idea! We have a concrete patio that would be perfect for this — thanks!

  2. This. is. genius. My kids would LOVE this! Saving this up for a rainy day. 🙂

  3. This is such a fabulous idea! We have laminate upstairs so we’re totally going to try this!

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  7. I would never have dared to try this without knowing how easily it would come off, but this is one awesome idea!

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