Summer is here, and if you’re like me, you’re always on the lookout for fun and easy ways to keep the kiddos entertained. Today, I’ve got an awesome idea to share with you: ice chalk!

This cool, colorful activity is perfect for those hot summer days when you want to get the kids outside and engaged in something creative. It’s super simple to make, and the best part? The kids can help with the prep, making it a fun project from start to finish.

Ice chalk combines the joy of sidewalk chalk with the refreshing fun of ice – it’s a win-win! Whether you’re setting up for a playdate or just looking for a new way to spend the afternoon, ice chalk is a great option. So, gather your little artists and get ready to add a splash of color to your summer days!

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What You’ll Need to Make Ice Chalk

  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Ice cube tray
  • Popsicle sticks

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Steps to Make Ice Chalk

To make this super simple summer activity for your kids:

  1. Start by grating your sidewalk chalk into a fine powder, each color in its own small bowl.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of cornstarch for each full piece of sidewalk chalk.
  3. Next, add enough water to each bowl to get a puddy-like consistency. For me, that was about 4 teaspoons in each bowl.
  4. Add all your colors to an ice cube tray and drop in half a popsicle stick in each cube to make it easier for your kids to use them without getting their hands cold and to keep their hands clean.
  5. Put the tray in the freezer for a couple of hours and then let the fun begin!

Ways to Use Ice Chalk

Here are some creative ways for kids to use ice chalk:

  1. Create a giant mural: Use a large area of pavement to draw a detailed mural.
  2. Role-playing drawing games: Draw scenes like a castle, jungle, or outer space and act as imaginary characters in them.
  3. Make a maze: Design a maze or obstacle course for other kids to navigate through.
  4. Abstract art games: Let kids experiment with patterns, shapes, and colors without a specific theme.
  5. Educational games: Draw letters, numbers, shapes, or words and play educational games like “Find the letter” or “Hop from number to number.”
  6. Hand and footprint painting: Use hands and feet to create prints and fun designs on the pavement.
  7. Creative calligraphy: Practice writing letters or words in creative and artistic ways.
  8. Creating scenes: Draw settings for stories or made-up tales and act out the scenes.
  9. Throwing games: Draw targets or bullseyes for target games.
  10. Collaborative activities: Invite multiple kids to collaborate on a joint artwork, where each contributes different parts.

These activities not only encourage creativity and imagination but also provide a great way for kids to spend time outdoors and enjoy artistic activities. Check out more ways to learn with sidewalk chalk here.

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