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Draw Bigger with This Outside Chalk

Little child drawing with colorful chalk on asphalt

Children love drawing, but when the weather gets warm, why not take this activity outside? Sidewalk chalk is the perfect solution since it easily washes away with a hose or the rain. The larger pieces are easier for younger children to hold and control as they practice drawing shapes, writing their names and doodling. Check out our top sidewalk chalk picks.

The larger shape of this sidewalk chalk makes it perfect for younger children to easily grasp. Each piece of chalk measures 4 inches long with a slightly tapered shape.

You’ll get 18 colors with this sidewalk chalk set. Each piece of chalk measures 4.2 inches long and 1 inch in diameter.

Kids will like that the Crayola sidewalk chalk set features a shape that mimics its crayons — making it very easy for them to use.

With the Toysmith sidewalk chalk, you’ll get 20 pieces of chalk in assorted colors,. As is common, it washes off easily and is ideal for kids five and older.

Each piece in this sidewalk chalk set is individually wrapped. The horns have a gold exterior, that reveals cute pastel hues on the inside once you begin to draw with it.

Expert Commentary

While some might consider sidewalk chalk to be a little “old school,” it’s actually a wonderful implement that encourages outdoor play. It also helps build children’s fine motor skills. Sidewalk chalk adds variety to their creative playtime and is a welcome break from tablet and phone screens. These options are washable and have incredible versatility. Grab a set for your kids today!

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Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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