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Sidewalk Chalk: Outdoor Fun and Games

Sidewalk Chalk: Outdoor Fun and Games

by Jamie Kyle McGillian, Blanche Sims
     
 

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With colored, neon, glittered, swirly, or even plain white chalk, and the ideas in this charmingly illustrated book, the sidewalk's your canvas! Make your own chalk, write your favorite sayings, draw pictures, or play games (such as hopscotch) that include one or more kids: there are so many different suggestions, you won't run out of fun for days. Chalk the town

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With colored, neon, glittered, swirly, or even plain white chalk, and the ideas in this charmingly illustrated book, the sidewalk's your canvas! Make your own chalk, write your favorite sayings, draw pictures, or play games (such as hopscotch) that include one or more kids: there are so many different suggestions, you won't run out of fun for days. Chalk the town with the holiday calendar creations in these pages--or create silly rebuses to catch the eye of everyone who walks by. (There's an example to start you off.) Bring out the animals for a sidewalk safari: just copy a small part of your favorite beast (like a lion's mane) and challenge your friends to figure out what it is. Whoever guesses right finishes the picture. The hippo-phant drawn here will give you a clue to what crazy things you can do. Plus: "chalk talk," where real kids reveal their favorite forms of "chalky" fun!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-6-From how to make your own chalk to a multitude of activities using it (or the cheap kind you buy at the store), the ideas in this book range from creating a town on the sidewalk to creating neighborhood time lines. Sims's colorful artwork looks like chalk drawings. The combination of simple easy-to-read text and childlike illustrations will attract young readers to this sidewalk world. McGillian even gives youngsters permission to get messy because the chalk comes off them with simple washing, and "nature will take care of the sidewalk." She even includes an environmental message: this activity saves trees because it doesn't require paper. This delightful book encourages use of the imagination, and may inspire outdoor programs.-Cynde Suite, formerly at Horry County Memorial Library, Surfside Beach, SC Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402706097
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Edition description:
1ST PBK
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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