Monday, August 9, 2010

Sidewalk Chalk: summer fun

Some of the best summer memories can consist of a few pieces of sidewalk chalk and a lot of imagination! Get inspired with these books:
Suggests games and activities to play with chalk on sidewalks and in playgrounds. Includes instructions for making chalk.
A wordless picture book about three children who go to a park on a rainy day, find some chalk, and draw pictures that come to life.
A Piece of Chalk by Jennifer A. Ericsson, illustrated by Michelle Shapiro
A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES in an ordinary box of chalk...What would you do with a brand new box of chalk, and a whole driveway as your chalkboard? What would you draw? This little girl draws a red brick wall for starters, then a yellow sun, a brown bird and more. Watch her create a magical picture, as she adds details with each turn of the page. But what happens when a gray cloud rolls in, and rain turns her creation into a colored puddle? With delightful artwork and a deceptively simple text, this picture book perfectly captures a child's creativity, and resilience.  (summary courtesy of Syndetics, Inc.)

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