It’s SUMMERTIME, break out the cheap thrills.
Are you NOT one of those families that have endless bankroll to entertain the kids in the summer?
Well, even if you are, we aren’t. And we know that the best kid fun is a blend of creativity, self expression (and self entertainment), physical activity & neighborhood collaboration. With that, we give you
the simple joy of sidewalk chalk.
From making your own (thank you HipsterHostess) to coloring the neighborhood, sidewalk chalk is a must for your summer arsenal.
Some of the greatest fun can be had in putting themselves in their artwork. Tracing bodies, hands, and making oneself king.
Though the merits of Hopscotch can’t be argued in terms of the practicality and price, it is amazing that we don’t see more of it. All the brain research shows that when kids make their own fun, it is more lasting, infectious, and impressionable than nearly anything else you can give them.
Screen time & technology have their place. But teaching kids to entertain themselves far surpasses any advantage technology has. We blogged last week on some of our favorite Albert Einstein quotes. One being…..
…….and there’s no doubt that sidewalk chalk qualifies.
So, take the kids outside, give them a $10 bucket of sidewalk chalk and tell them to make the driveway a circus (not your living room). You will be amazed at what they come up with.
Happy Summer Scouts!