Drawing outside is a great way to get outside and enjoy the sunshine while also practicing speech and language skills. Go outside and draw with chalk on the driveway or sidewalk. Talk about the colors you’re using, the size of the chalk (big/small) or how the chalk feels on your hands (filmy/dusty). Draw a rainbow and describe all the colors you chose to use for the rainbow. Trace your child’s hand or outline their body and let them add colorful decorations. Draw a hopscotch board. Practice writing letters/numbers. Play hangman. The options with chalk are limitless. Just remember to have fun and enjoy!
You can encourage the following concepts with this activity:
-Verbs: draw, color, make
-Adjectives: colors, shapes, dirty/clean, small/big
-Word Combinations: draw a sun, make a circle, draw a face, blue pants, yellow shirt
-Reciprocal Social Interaction: Have your child request, I need the _____. Then you take a turn asking Can I have the ___?