When I was a kid, my parents lined one wall of my bedroom with a large chalkboard that had once belonged to a local classroom or church. My siblings and I spent hours and hours telling stories and playing games on that chalkboard! I had wanted one like that for my family for a long time, but they are expensive and we also don’t really have anywhere we could put it. Then I found chalkboard contact paper (affiliate link), which works beautifully in the long hallway that separates our two upstairs bedrooms. The kids love it – and I love watching them tell stories together along this wall! We had a couple of brands of chalk; Crayola colored chalk (affiliate link) gave the most vibrant colors. I usually find that, out of kids’ craft supply brands, I like Crayola best.
Chalkboard Storytelling for Kids
The kids seem to like how, although they erase, the history of their story stays behind in chalk dust on the board – until they use a damp cloth to wipe it completely clean. Chalk, like pencils, has a forgiving feel to it that really seems to help my kids let their creativity fly free with all sorts of fanciful drawings and ideas.
Do your kids like to draw on chalkboards?
Learning and Fun for Kids Aged 5-12
There were some great activities for kids aged 5-12 linked up last week! These two are my favorites – both involving chalk, just like my post!
Now it’s your turn! Link up your learning and fun for kids aged 5-12 years old below! My cohosts and I feature our favorites each week, and we may also pin your post to our popular After School Activities board on Pinterest, or some of our personal boards!