Outdoor Sidewalk Chalk Art Ideas
Tracing Body Outline: The teacher can help the students trace their outline in chalk. First, have the student lie down on the sidewalk and straighten his arms and legs. Trace around the child's body. Then have him draw on a face, hair, clothes, shoes, etc.
Chalk Rubbings: Give each student a sheet of paper and a piece of chalk. Take a walk around the preschool playground and look for interesting textures and shapes. When you find something, show them how to make a rubbing of it by laying the sheet of paper over the object and rubbing the side of the chalk along the surface. Ideas of surfaces to rub are a brick, pavement, signage, tile, flat rocks and leaves. Encourage the students to find some objects on their own. Upon returning to the classroom, spray the pictures with hairspray to prevent smudging.
Drawing a Mural: Divide the sidewalk into squares for each student to draw a mural. If wanted, the teacher can give a general theme for the class to draw around, such as, their favorite thing to do, what they like most about school, to draw their family, etc. Once they are finished, have each student take turns sharing what they drew.
Creating a City: Help the students draw a city with buildings and roads to drive on. The roads can have bends and turns. They could draw familiar buildings, such as, their home, school, local playground, grocery store and doctor's office. This could really get their creative juices flowing.