Grab some chalk, head outside and start doodling! No matter your skill level, we’re challenging kids and teens in to create chalk doodles based on one of the challenge prompts. To participate, take a photo of your entry and share it with us below. There are two age categories: grades K–5 and grades 6–12. There’s no limit on the number of entries you can submit. The winners will be chosen after the challenge has closed, and all participants will be entered into a random drawing for a special prize!

Pick up a kit at the Children’s Services Desk, while supplies last.

Challenge Prompts:

Choose one of the following prompts for your chalk drawing:

  • Flowers
  • Favorite cartoon character
  • Fruit
  • Create a pattern
  • Positive message
  • Incorporate yourself
  • Create a maze
  • FishUnderwater life
  • Favorite animal
  • Day at the beach
  • Sunset
  • Butterflies
  • Solar system
  • Favorite holiday

 

Tips

  • Choose a safe location, away from the street or direct sunlight
  • Clean your workspace by sweeping it first
  • Wear sunscreen and a hat, and stay hydrated
  • Search online for or take pictures to use as a reference
  • Begin by laying out your design in a light color
  • When blending colors wear gloves if possible and use light pressure
  • You can wet the chalk for up to 10 seconds for a more vibrant color
  • You can wet the ground before you begin drawing to create vibrant color
  • You can use a lightly damp brush to blend colors
  • Work from lighter to darker shades to ease blending