1) Chalk Me: Lay down and trace around the kids with chalk or have them trace around each other if they can; let them fill in their own clothes and features. (Optional: use rocks or sticks for the faces.)
2) Chalk Shapes: Put out differently-shaped items for tracing, such as boxes, buckets, large toys.
3) Chalk Road: Create a country lane or a super-highway for bikes, trikes or scooters! (Optional: add obstacles for more of a challenge.)
4) Tic-Chalk-Toe: Draw out a grid, as big or as small as you like. Take turns to see who can make 3 in a row!
5) Sidewalk Simon: I saw this on the Toddler Approved blog and thought it was a great idea!
Call out a colour – let’s say “Pink”. The child (or adult!) has to jump from the centre to the pink section then back to the centre again. Add a colour – “Pink, Blue” and the person has to remember to do them in the right order and return to the centre after each sequence. Keep adding colours and see how many everyone remembers! This is good for physical activity, colour recognition and memory. You could also just make up a new game (we’re still figuring out the rules to this one, but it involves more jumping):