Why do it?
Using chalk provides a different experience of drawing.
It develops hand–eye co-ordination.
This is an opportunity to be creative — small toy animals and people can be used to make ‘scenes’.
It’s easy to clean up afterwards — hose down the path or leave it for the rain to wash away.
How to do it
Chalks are available in supermarkets.
The other requirement is some concrete to draw on.
When the activity needs a boost to keep children interested, try including toy people and animals. You can also use blobs of play dough to get sticks to stand up and be a forest.
Using more te reo Māori
|Tuhituhia i te tioka||Draw with chalk|
|He huarahi roa||A long road|
|He ara taratara||A rough path|
|He mania tēnei rakau||This wood is smooth|
|Ka taea e koe te tuhi he tapawhā?||Can you draw a square|
|Ka taea e au ki te tuhi he whetū||I can draw a star|
|He iti rawa tēnā tioka||That chalk you have is so small|
|Kua pau te tioka māwhero||The pink chalk is all used up|