Sidewalk chalk has been a major staple in our COVID-19 #KeepBusyRedwoodCity supply arsenal! We’re sure you have been taking lots of walks while sheltering in place. We know how much fun it has added having messages, jokes, and artwork pop up along the way.
Here’s a fun way to spice up your sidewalks by creating an interactive “chalkstacle” course where you can surprise your neighbors with a fun activity as they stroll past your home!
It’s fun to make! Fun to use! And fun to watch others enjoy! The possibilities are endless!
Here are some of our course ideas…
- Hopping on one foot
- Jumping Jacks
- Swim like a fish
- Hop like a rabbit
- Stand like a flamingo
- Follow the choo choo tracks
- Follow the vine
- Hop the ABC’s
- Roar like a lion
- Stomp like a dinosaur
- Wave hello
- Twist & Shout
- Flap your wings
- Disco Dance
- Do the Macarena
- Tell parents to give you 5 burpees! ;-)
Rock out(side) with us during this week’s Make It project!
The opportunities are endless as to what you can create with a rock and permanent markers (or paints). You can write an encouraging word, make a pet rock, or just brighten someone’s day with a simple heart. There are so many ways to spread joy!
Of course, if you have acrylic paint at home, that is fantastic! For this demo, we’re going to use markers.
- Permanent Markers (Sharpies)
- Smooth Rocks
Use permanent markers to create cool designs on your rock!
Display your rock outside for the world to enjoy, use it inside as a paperweight, or create a habitat for your new pet! Anything goes!
Share your rock creation with us! Tag us #keepbusyredwoodcity or use the #rwcrocks
We can’t wait to see how much you rock!
SOME IMPORTANT GUIDELINES
- Do not take rocks from your neighbors’ yards, unless they are okay with it.
- Do not take rocks from city landscapes.
- Do not hide rocks in the grass, it could damage lawnmowers
- Do not add things (glue decor) to the rock! It could be hazardous to animals or the environment.
- Please practice safe physical distancing and proper hygiene
DO YOU LOVE PAINTED ROCKS?
Did you know that there is a whole worldwide movement of sharing painted rock joy all over the world? There is even a local group if you really want to get into sharing rock love all around! Check out the RWC Rocks Open Facebook Group, there are some really great examples by some talented artists of all ages!
If you do one MAD HATTER PROJECT, THIS IS THE ONE!
This craft will end up displayed somewhere around your home for passersby to enjoy! See below for more info!
- Aluminum Foil
- Permanent Markers (sharpies, or any kind of permanent marker)
- String or ribbon
Cut a heart out of foil. Make it the size of a piece of binder paper.
Use permanent markers to color your heart.
Hang your foil heart. You can hang your heart outside on a tree, on your mailbox, or place in a window of your home. Please place your heart so walkers can see and feel the love!
On Saturday, April 25th we encourage you take a family walk in your neighborhood. See if you find any hearts on your walk around your block. You can be festive and wear your Mad Hatter hats. Please practice social distancing at all times and abide by County Health Orders.
Most of all, have fun and be safe! We can’t wait to see your hats & hearts! Sharing is caring! #RWCMadHatter
Sidewalk chalk JOKEs & Riddles
CHALK ARTISTS! You have a new assignment!
Laughter is the best medicine, so we’re asking all you sidewalk chalk artists to add comedian to your resume! Let’s brighten our days and walkways with your best jokes and riddles! Of course, we love seeing your artwork, so please keep drawing as well.
Tag #RWCsidewalkchalk, so we can laugh along with you!
Sidewalk chalk challenge
Turn your sidewalks and driveways into your very own creative canvas! Use your creativity to Draw/Write encouraging messages for our community.
Make sure to use #RWCsidewalkchalk and tag us in your posts.