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Get Kids Outside with These Sidewalk Games

Large group of kids, friends boys and girls running in the park on sunny summer day in casual clothes

These days, everyone is concerned about excessive screen time. It can be hard to lure children away from televisions and tablets that entice them with their favorite programming, but fun outdoor games that tap into creativity can help to strike a balance. Check out these fun sidewalk games the next time it’s nice outside!

This sidewalk chalk set is perfect for free play, whether it’s just one child or a group. We like that this pick comes with various chalk holders, making it easier to grip the chalk.

You’ll like that this sidewalk chalk holder can be extended from 24 to 36 inches, making it a great option for children and adults of all ages. It also comes apart for easy storage.

Best for Hand-Eye Coordination

This sidewalk game set comes with a playing board and six bean bags. It’s also a fun group game that can be played with two to four people. Plus, you can use this pick indoors or out.

Kids will love that this sidewalk game also comes with a rope so that you can connect the individual pieces. Each piece has a non-slip base and can also double as a seat.

Kids will improve their motor skills playing this sidewalk game while also improving their hand-eye coordination as they try to score a strike with every turn.

Expert Commentary

Sidewalk games can encourage a love of the outdoors and provide opportunities for children to make new friends with their neighbors or classmates. These options are great for use on the playground, driveway or backyard.

Our Expert Consultant

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.


About The Author

Dorian Smith-Garcia

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. She is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, consumer goods, and tech. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.


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