Materials: Chalk, stick, paint brush, and water.
Designate a place for creating and introduce your child to the space.
Take writing outside! Your child can write or draw with chalk or old paintbrushes and water on sidewalks or fences. Sticks can become pencils when used to write in dirt or sand.
Take your child’s lead by writing about what interests them in their environment.
Demonstrate writing words and encourage them to write alongside you. Then, have them draw a picture to go with the word.
MAKE IT EASIER:
Have them focus only on drawing a picture to go with the word.
EXTEND THE LEARNING:
Add watercolors to your outside playtime.
Allow your child to dampen chalk and discuss the difference in the appearance of dry and wet chalk.
Make a leaf print by placing a piece of paper on top of a leaf. Then use a writing tool to scrape over the paper.