We have been bathing in the most glorious sunny Autumn days. Days that make you stop and boggle at fact that these lovely rays of light have travelled a whopping 93 million miles from a gigantic ball of phenomenal heat, so that when it reaches us, it’s just right. Outside has been the place to be and I was after a quick kids art and craft activity.
I spotted our tub of chalk, and our kids art and craft activity was set up in less than a minute. When it comes to an easy kids art and craft activity, it seriously does not get any easier than chalk rubbings. Don’t let the ease fool you though, the process is engaging and the results are beautiful.
My boys happily scoured our garden for various items with interesting textures; leaves and twigs were favoured items. These items were placed on the table with some jumbo sized coloured chalk and paper.
I showed them how to place the paper on top of their items and rub over it gently with the side of the chalk. They were creating their own chalk rubbings in no time.
While we had our chalk out, it was great to revisit one of our favourite outdoor plays with chalk:
Got your hands full and after more quick and easy play ideas? Try these quick and easy plays:
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