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Rainbow Magic: 15 Chalk Play Ideas to Create Vibrant Color Explosions

Prepare to be mesmerized by the vibrant color explosions created with these 15 chalk play ideas. From rainbow pathways to kaleidoscopic style murals, this blog post will guide you through a world of vivid and awe-inspiring chalk creations that will brighten up any outdoor space.



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Here are 15 ideas for chalk play for your next outdoor play time.


Wet/ Dry Chalk

Add a cup of water and experiment in the difference in how wet and dry chalk work


Chalk Ice Cubes

Smash or grate chalk, add it to water to make a paste and place the paste in ice cube trays. Freeze and then explore how the new frozen chalk colours and creates.


Chalk and Graters

Add cheese graters and micro planes to chalk to explore how to create different textures with the chalk. This activities works best with children 5+ but you are the best judge on whether the children you care for can handle this activity.



Chalk on Ice

Use dry chalk to draw on ice or frozen/ hard snow.


Chalk and Snow

Use hammers or graters to smash the chalk and mix it with the snow to make magical colourful snow to play with!


Chalk Painting

Smash or grate chalk into a fine powder. Mix slowly with small quantities of water until you have a fluid mixture. Add paintbrushes and enjoy making chalk art!


Chalk and Hammers

Add small hammers or crab mallets to chalk to enjoy a smashing good time!



Chalk Town

Use Chalk to draw roads, buildings and pathways for your favourite toy cars! Add animals dolls or other toys to enhance the fun.


Chalk and Tape

Use tape to make geometric shapes and lines. Fill in the squares with chalk and then remove tape for a cool stained glass art effect.



Chalk Prints

Grate chalk over top of a container of water. Take watercolour paper and place gently on top of the water to take a print of the chalk powder. Try swirling the paper, or using multiple colours to experiment with the activity.


Chalk Potions

Start with containers/ dishes, something to smash/ grate the chalk, and water. Add nature pieces such as cut flowers, leaves etc. Enjoy a chalk potion making experiance!


Chalk Obstacle Courses

Use chalk to draw obstacle courses on a large concrete pad or driveway. Walk, bike, scooter or play in your new obstacle course. Older children can make obstacle courses for each other!


Chalk and Black Paper

Bring black paper outside and test out how the chalk works on dark surfaces versus light surfaces.


Chalk Race Courses

Use chalk to draw a start and finish line. Race with your feet, bikes or even your favourite toy cars!


Just Chalk

Put out chalk and watch how the children use and explore it with their own ideas!


Unleash your creativity and explore the magical world of chalk play. Whether you're an artist at heart or simply love vibrant colors, these 15 chalk play ideas will inspire you to create stunning color explosions with the children you care for! Brighten up your outdoor space and bring joy to kids and adults alike. Grab some chalk, let your imagination soar, and let the rainbow magic unfold before your eyes!

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