Alphabet Learning with Chalk & Rocks

By on May 21, 2014
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It is officially sidewalk chalk season here at our house!  Literally ever surface in our backyard has been colored with chalk, including K's black fedora, which is covered with random strings of numbers.  So I came up with this chalk alphabet learning activity, hoping that hats would no longer be colored on.

Tracing chalk letters with rocks from And Next Comes L

Before we did this activity, we went on a rock hunt.  I was hoping to walk to the pond near our house to collect large rocks, but the boys had other plans.  Instead, we went for a walk around our crescent and collected some small rocks along the way.

When we returned home, I drew uppercase letters with the sidewalk chalk.  I showed the boys how we could trace the chalk letters with the rocks that we collected and they were immediately interested.  I mean what is not to love?  It doesn't get much better than rocks and chalk with my boys!

Tracing chalk letters with rocks from And Next Comes L

We worked together on the A.  Then they happily took turns tracing the letter B.

Tracing chalk letters with rocks from And Next Comes L

Tracing chalk letters with rocks from And Next Comes L

Tracing chalk letters with rocks from And Next Comes L

The boys slowly worked their way through a few letters, in a random order, before deciding it was snack time.  Apparently they were too hungry to even finish the letter C...

Tracing chalk letters with rocks from And Next Comes L

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