Playing outside with chalk is a great way to alleviate boredom. We’ve seen awesome chalk ideas for kids from chalk your walk happy messages to obstacle courses for people walking by. These chalk board games are awesome! Some chalk artists are taking things to the next level and creating entire board games in their driveways with chalk.

Chalk board game of Chutes and Ladders from above on a driveway with kids
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Chalk Board Games You Can Actually Play

This take on Chutes and Ladders in the driveway is just amazing and I’m in awe of the skills to turn blacktop into a board game.  

1. Large Chutes & Ladders Game Drawn in Chalk

To play the really big Chutes & Ladders game made in chalk, add a large dice if you have it (or small ones if you don’t), and the game will provide fresh air and exercise, as kids can hop from square to square.  Why walk if you can jump anyhow?

If you’re artistically inclined, check out other chalk games you could create!  Use the games you already own for inspiration.

Related: Elmer’s Released Washable Liquid Spray Chalk That Allows Your Kids to Spray Paint Their Design.

2. Big Chalk Checkers Board on the Sidewalk

chalk board games -big chalk checker board drawn on the driveway with paper plate checker pieces.
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Make your own chalk checkers board game with paper plate checkers.

An 8×8 board makes for yard checkers, in any size.  Use paper plates, rocks, toys, whatever you have to make two colors of pieces.

3. Outdoor Chalk Twister Game

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Let’s play chalk Twister!

You can easily create a fun outdoor chalk Twister board for kids. Redraw your Twister board outside on the pavement to stretch out those muscles.

4. Big Sidewalk Chalk Dots & Boxes Game

outdoor chalk board games - child playing box and dots on the sidewalk with chalk from Make and Takes
Let’s play Dots & Boxes in a BIG way.

A grid of dots can turn into a traditional game of dots and boxes, like the ones you find on restaurant menus.

5. Play Pictionary Outside with a Sidewalk Canvas

Pictionary cards can turn your entire driveway into a game.  We’ve been playing it indoors, but a larger canvas sounds like a great idea.

6. Traditional Paper Games Go BIG with Chalk

Hangman and tic-tac-toe are old standbys, especially if you use reusable pieces for tic-tac-toe, before you run out of driveway space.

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Let’s play chalk board games!

We’re all looking through our game stashes now to see what other games could be enlarged into chalk versions for more chalk your walk creations.  Anything to get the kids outside and alleviate some of the indoor boredom sounds like a win.

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