Fun activities with sidewalk chalk??

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  1. Mrs. Mom

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    Just trying to figure out what I could do with some sidewalk chalk during summer school, something educational but fun? I was thinking something math related, but ideas are appreciated!
     
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    This week I am doing a lesson a day using sidewalk math. I have booklets made up for the kids. One page they have to do addition problems using chalk and then write the answers in the book, the next day we are doing subtraction. One page is one shapes we see outside. One page is hopscotch math, each child (in partners) make a hopscotch grid with child and then has to hopscotch by counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's. Now this is for first grade but you can adapt it to your concepts. The kids just love getting outside and working with their "Outdoor Math" booklets.
     
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    I make a 3 by 3 grid on the ground and put a number between 1 and 9 in each box. Students then take turns throwing two bean bags. They create and addition or subtratiction problem and answer it with chalk.

    make a number line and have the kids practice adding and subtrating numbers.....
    start on 3
    add 6
    subtract 2
    subtract 1
    add 5
    WHat number are you on?
     
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    Smartcookie I like the 3x3 grid. I think I'll try that! (PS - cute avatar!)
     
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    Thanks, for the avatar compliment. He is my pet hamster, Clint.

    The game is fun and very motivating for students.
     
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    I like that idea too! I think I'll use 3-4 numbers for the high kids! :)
    We also learned cursive this year and that might be fun with chalk!
     
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    if you have some steps you could do "steps" to solving a certain type of problem.
     
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    Emma I'd love to see a copy of your booklets.
     
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    There is a teacher on one of the Scholastics blogs that just wrote about this. Can't remember which one, but you'll find it on the Scholastics blog page.

    Good luck!

    If you have a lot of space, how about writing/drawing a game, like snakes and ladders or something more educational if you wish, on the ground and then using yourselves as movable pieces?
     

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