Sunny Day Activity – Erupting Sidewalk Chalk


Hello Song (Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we wave hello, wave hello, wave hello.

This is the way we wave hello,

Hello, hello, hello!

This is the way we clap hello…

This is the way we tap hello…


Hello! Today we’re going to be talking about chalk! Have you played with chalk before? What kinds of drawings have you drawn? Do you prefer to draw animals? Shapes? People?


Option 1: For a 4th of July theme…

Ziefert, Harriet. Hats off for the Fourth of July. (2000). Viking.

Option 2: For a regular sunny summer day…

Thompson, Bill. Chalk. (2010). Marshall Cavendish Corporation.


Erupting Sidewalk Chalk Ice Paint

The two Pinterest Pins that I used to inspire my recipe were Erupting Ice Chalk and Prewriting practice with Erupting Sidewalk Chalk Paint.

Essentially, these are the same recipe. You roughly mix 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup baking soda, and 1 cup of water.

Get out some ice trays, pour liquid watercolors or food coloring to the different sections, and pour this mixture into each segment. Stick it in the freezer and once they’re frozen, you’re good!

To Erupt (for the 4th of July option, use the chalk to draw fireworks) the creations, you can either use a squeezy or a spray bottle and use it to spray vinegar on them or for a non-vinegar option, two packets of pink Kool Aid into two cups of water is said to work as well. The folks at recommend pink lemonade flavor!


Goodbye Song (Tune: The Farmer in the Dell)

We wave goodbye like this.

We wave goodbye like this.

We clap our hands for all our friends.

We wave goodbye like this.


Hello and Goodbye songs borrowed from


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s