Chalk Games
Chalk Games

Chalk Games

Chalk is such a simple thing that leads to endless possibilities for family and youth group games. We've put together a collection of games which can be played with chalk. These games are especially perfect for young children and junior youth, but they'll often work well for older kids too.

Handing out chalk to all the members of your group gives everyone a license to be as creative as they can and can help kids communicate when they're lost for words.

You can buy chalk from your local supermarket, toy, craft or vareity store, and you can buy it online too.

So find the nearest slab of pavement, driveway, courtyard or sidewalk and pick your favourite chalk games to play.

Giant Bowling

This is a simple game, but can be great fun for a mini-olympics style event. Basically, set up a...

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Chalk Fencing

This game is for two players. Using sticky tape, attach a piece of paper to the upper shoulder of...

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Human Noughts and Crosses

Draw a giant sized Noughts and crosses grid in the middle of the room/yard/field. Divide your group...

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Chalk Challenge Path

Kids complete a series of simple hopscotch-like actions. Perfect for junior youth and preschoolers. Use chalk to draw up...

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Chalk Memory Verses

Firstly, ensure there's a plentiful supply of colourful sidewalk chalk for everyone to access. Then encourage the kids (individually...

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Chalk Street Art Challenge

Divide kids into teams and hand out plenty of good quality sidewalk chalk. Explain their challenge is to come...

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Chalk Targets

SETUP Find a good area of concrete or sidewalk path where you will be able to play chalk targets....

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Creative Hopscotch

To play hopscotch, players must hop and jump along a hopscotch course. Usually a course consists of single or...

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An ageless classic, handball (or four square) is always a favourite for kids to stay active in the schoolyard.

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Walk the Chalk Maze

SETUP Find a big concrete area that's suitable for drawing on with chalk. Using pencil and paper, design a...

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