I've never been much of an outside person. I don't know why. I grew up in Montana, and I love the idea of the outdoors. But actually going outside seems like work. Especially last spring and summer, when Ashlyn was too young to walk but wouldn't sit still.
This year I don't have any excuses. Evyn loves to play outside, and Ashlyn is old enough to join her. And I'm a stay-at-home mom, and being outside is a good thing for kids, so I'm sorta, like, obligated.
So today Evyn and I are reviving a good ol' sidewalk chalk game: hopscotch. Numbers, colors, skipping. What could be better?
I realized as I helped lay out the diagram that I have no clue how to play. So here's some directions, complete with diagram options and all: Hopscotch for the serious-er player.
I'd love to know what other games you all play with sidewalk chalk. I was thinking there must be some variation of shuffleboard (maybe "tossing" instead of shuffling?) that can be made up for kids. Of course, I don't know how to play that, either.