How to Create a Simple Sidewalk Chalk STEM Game

How to Create a Simple Sidewalk Chalk STEM Game

How to Create a Simple Sidewalk Chalk STEM Game

Spring is upon and it is finally time (at least up here in Maine) to get outside and stretch our legs!  My kids love playing with sidewalk chalk so we have a lot of it on hand.  I decided to use the chalk to create a Simple Sidewalk Chalk STEM Game for the kids to play. 

This game is great for early learners and helping to reinforce basic math facts.  If you have a piece of side walk chalk and a die you can play this game. 


  • Draw squares (hopscotch style) on the ground.
  • Make a bigger square at the beginning and end and label the first start and last final.
  • Number the squares from 1 up to 20 (you can make more squares as well).
  • Have the kids line up to take turns.
  • Give the first player the die and have them roll. 
  • The player will move that number of squares.
  • Have each player take a turn.
  • On the next turn have the players roll again – this time they will need to add the number on the die to the number of their square to know which spot to move to (younger players could just count the number of squares).
  • Continue until someone reaches the finish line.

How to Create a Simple Sidewalk Chalk STEM GameThe kids had a lot of fun playing this simple game.  The setup took a few minutes and the kids played the game multiple times.  I love how excited they were to play and how easy it was to help reinforce what they are learning in school outside in a fun game.

Take a look at this great list below if you love Sidewalk Chalk as much as we do:

Draw a Life-sized Whale & More Under the Sea Activities from Edventures with Kids

How To Make Sidewalk Chalk Paint from Raising Little Superheroes

Chalk Counting Garden from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Moving to Numbers Math Game from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Gold and Silver Sidewalk Chalk from Simple Fun for Kids

Chalk Paint from Simple Fun for Kids

Alphabet Hop from Simple Fun for Kids

Flower Child Sidewalk Chalk Art – A Creative Kids Photo Op from B-Inspired MAMA!

Wet Sidewalk Chalk Activity for Kids from Happy Hooligans

Sidewalk Chalk and Water Painting Activity from Happy Hooligans

Sidewalk Chalk Activities for Preschoolers from Happy Hooligans

Fun with Sidewalk Chalk from There’s Just One Mommy

Fizzing Sidewalk Paint from 101 Kids Activities from There’s Just One Mommy

Drive to the Sight Word from There’s Just One Mommy

Rainy Day Fun: Puddle Painting from There’s Just One Mommy

Math for Kids – Measuring Chalk Drawings from JDaniel4’s Mom

Easy Recipes – Sidewalk Chalk Paint from JDaniel4’s Mom

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk from Frogs-and-Fairies


A to Z Spring Outdoor Activities Blog Hop

This post is for the letter “S” in the a A-Z Spring Outdoor Activities Blog Hop hosted by Something2Offer.  Take a look at all of the other great activities below:

Alligator Action Rhyme from Preschool Powol Packets

10 Favorite Outdoor Ball Games from Creative World of Varya

Chalkboard Pretend Play from Our Whimsical Days

Dandelion STEM Activities from My Bright Firefly

Froggy Fun Outdoors from Mrs. LeBlanc’s Learners

Growing Tuff Spot from Tuff Spot Play

Hiking Activities with Young Kids from Royal Baloo

Ice Play from Kori at Home

Jungle Gym Fun  from Something 2 Offer

Let’s Go Fly a Kite from Something 2 Offer

Mud Kitchen Tuff Spot from Clare’s Little Tots

Nature Art Project for Young Children from Uno Zwei Tutu

Obstacle Course from Play & Learn Every Day

Exploring Life at the Pond from Natural Beach Living

Rock Painting for Kids from Something 2 Offer

Ways to Play with Sidewalk Chalk from Crafty Mama in ME

Tactile Nature Letters with Free Printable Letter Templates {Montessori Monday} from Living Montessori Now

Underground Scavenger Hunt from Preschool Powol Packets

Water Play from My Bored Toddler

Xylophone Jars from CraftCreateCalm

Y is for Yellow Photography from Preschool Powol Packets

Our Zoo Atlanta Visit and Review from Crafty Mama in ME

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