Have you seen these yet? These literally stopped me in my tracks at Walmart! I seriously have to fight very strong urges to purchase anything that is a chalkboard or whiteboard. I have a small obsession with all things chalkboard and/or whiteboard. I knew these would make a great addition to my craft room but what was I going to actually do with them? Then it dawned on me, at least for the Chalkboard tape, a DIY Chalkboard City – the perfect rainy day activity for Everett!
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One of Everett’s favorite outdoor activities is playing with his hot wheels & chalk cities. Since the wet and cold seasons are upon us, I thought an indoor version of those sidewalk chalk cities would be a great rainy day activity, as well as, to keep Everett busy during lessons with Eli or when I need to get some blogging or housework finished.
To make the Chalkboard City, I taped four chalkboard foam boards (I found these at Michael’s a few weeks prior) together with the chalkboard tape. (I really should have taken a picture of each step, but writing a blog post didn’t enter my mind until after I finished it…does that ever happen to you?) The chalkboard tape made perfect roads, so I added a few extra pieces to make more roads.
And just like when we play outside, Everett directed me in what buildings he wanted and where they should go. We added a museum, hospital, police and fire stations, a house, grocery store, our church, a gas station, a pond, and a playground….everything you need for a perfect neighborhood.
And here a few more fun “chalkboard” ideas that I found online that I wanted to share with you!
- Writing Name Activity from 3 Dinosaurs
- Chalkboard Art from Simple Fun for Kids
- 7 Kids Games with Chalk from Nurture Store
- How to Make a DIY Kids Chalk Board from Powerful Mothering
- Tracing and Writing Practice from Learn with Play at Home