Have you run out of sidewalk chalk?
Don’t set foot inside a store… if you’re like me you’ll be tempted to pick up all kinds of goodies for the kids.
Instead, give them a bucket of water and some paintbrushes to “paint” the sidewalk. or driveway. You can let them stamp the sidewalk with sponges, give them old socks to make silly footprints or “snake prints”.
Hold speed-painting contests or challenge your kids to see who can paint shapes with their eyes closed, or write messages for airplanes to see. With simple tools to play with, kids will naturally use their imaginations to invent all sorts of fun. Spray the kids down with the hose and have them lay down and make body prints on the cement.
The only cleanup involved is putting away the brushes and hanging up some clothing to dry. Don’t be surprised if you enjoy ‘water painting’ as much as the kids!
*Don’t forget the sun screen and some clean water for drinking!!