Activity Time. Rainy Day Chalk Pictures.

I promised the monsters last week that we would go outside and do some pavement art with their new tub of chalk, then the weekend hit and the rain came and as of yet, as I type this it is Monday, it still hasn't gone away, and isnt going anywhere anytime soon, yep I thought it was Summer too!!! Anyways I haven't let that put us off and seeing as Monday's #TATSummerFun was chalk I spent Sunday night grating chalk for some rainy day chalk art...



What You Need:
Grater 
Chunky Chalk

Bowls/Pots
Wellies and Waterproofs.
Watering Cans Optional!

In advance use a coarse grater and grate the chalk, I used 6 sticks of chalk, 2 in each colour we had, next time I would do more as it had gone pretty quickly (bear in mind that I did have 3 children taking part) you should be left with something like this...

This photo was after grating 1 of each colour chalk sticks .

You don't really need any instructions for this...get your waterproofs on and get outside for some rainy day fun! Throw the chalk powder into the ground, wet ground works better than 'puddly' ground. And if the rain stops? Get the watering can or the hose out!




Then the chalk sticks came out...

 



Well Done Jenson!

And then the rain stopped, albeit temporarily, and we washed our pictures away with the watering cans!




We had lot of colourful, wet fun with our crushed chalk art and say its definitely one of our fave things to do in the rain...it may even be better than jumping in puddles! 



Our finished masterpiece...






16 comments:

  1. This really is a great idea - never thought to do this but I will be now! Especially in the rain #toddlerapprovedtuesday xx

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  2. Love this, Becky! We will definitely steal this as it's something Olivia would love to do. Thank you for sharing. xx #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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  3. That is such great fun, a fab idea. We were out with our chalks in the rain too but mine was putting out chalk fires in his fireman helmet! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  4. Great idea! We've got loads of chalk. Love that it's a rainy day idea that actually works better in the rain with the wet ground! #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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  5. This is a brilliant idea. It looks so beautiful and like so much fun. Like a big firework in the street. This is so great for rainy days, especially because you're still getting outside. So creative! :-) #toddlerapprovedtuesday x

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  6. That really is messy fun! I can imagine how much the kids loved it. Great to get outside and do it in the rain - think I should take a leaf out of your book :) Thanks for hosting #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  7. This looks like great fun! Great fun to have outside on a rainy day :) xx

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  8. I love this idea. It is so so pretty! I would never have thought of grating chalk before! Sabrina x #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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  9. Love this idea, will steal it at some point if thats okay? Seems to work better than rain painting which we tried and didnt work very well! Plus I have loads of chalk we can use up! Thank you and thank you for hosting #ToddlerapprovedTuesdays xx

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  10. I love this! It's so bright and colourful, nice to have other rainy day outdoor ideas, esp. As we have so many wet days atm! :) x

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  11. Love this! You just can't beat a good old day in the rain with some side walk chalk! Thanks for sharing at the Let Kids Be Kids Link up.

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  12. Oh that looks like so much fun and pretty too! The rain makes the colours more vibrant.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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  13. This is a great outdoor Country Kids activity, I keep meaning to grab some chunky chalks to do the same here at Coombe Mill of our activity hour. #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  14. Aw what a great idea for toddlers! Thanks for sharing #whatevertheweather

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  15. As you know I love this! How cool is all that colour! Will definitely be doing this at some point soon, I love it! chalk is a lot more versatile than I think for different crafts. Also love that Jenson spelled his name out, that's excellent! Thank you so much for linking your chalk fun up on #Whatevertheweather :) x

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  16. This is so cool! What a creative idea and the perfect thing to do on a rainy day. I am definitely going to try this with Evie on our next rainy day, we've got some of those chunky chalks leftover from summer. Thank you so much for linking up to #whatevertheweather x

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