Preschool Storytime Ideas
There are not many picture books on chalk, so I would use this theme for a do-it-yourself craft program for school-age children. Start by reading one or two of the picture books listed below, which include chalk drawing in the plot. Then, use some of the great chalk ideas from these two books: Sidewalk Chalk by Jamie Kyle McGillian or Chalk Talks: the Magical Art of Drawing with Chalk by Ormond McGill.
Ericsson, Jennifer. A PIECE OF CHALK. A girl creates a colorful chalk drawing on her driveway.
Heide, Iris. THE RED CHALK. Sara is bored until her imagination is fueled by a piece of chalk.
Pomerantz, Charlotte. THE CHALK DOLL. Set in Jamaica, Rosy’s mother describes her childhood dolls.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. SIDEWALK CHALK: POEMS OF THE CITY. Read a few of these poems before starting your chalk art projects.