Your little, precious kids playing on concrete surfaces—this image makes most moms shudder. Concrete is notorious for scraping, scratching, bruising and breaking. But, there are some excellent (and safe) games that are perfect for your driveway, the park, and other concrete places near your home.
Chalk is the gateway to your children’s imagination. They can build castles and cottages, create dragons and butterflies, and draw swirlies and stars to their heart’s content. Invite their friends over and soon you’ll find they’ve made an entire village complete with a horse stable and a race car arena.
Not only is chalk a gateway to the imagination, but it’s also an entry to other concrete games. Let your children draw a hopscotch course out of chalk and hop along it. Pick a rock that is great for tossing, not too big and not too small. Hop over the square where the rock lands and then toss again once everyone has done the course. You can even invent your own rules if the kids want more intricacy in the game.
This is another game that is created by sidewalk chalk. It’s a game played on a square court divided into four smaller squares. One player stands in each square. The goal is to hit the ball out of your square into another square before it can bounce twice. If it bounces twice before you hit it or you don’t hit it at all, you’re out. This is a recess staple and your kids will be happy to play it at home.
If you have rambunctious boys or sporty girls, you might want to consider putting a basketball hoop in the concrete area of your backyard. It’s inexpensive and will keep them entertained for hours. Kids love to rough around and maybe you can demonstrate how to shoot some hoops like you did in your glory days in high school.
Red Light, Green Light
These games are perfect for younger kids. Five-year-old children light up with excitement when you suggest red light green light and, thankfully, the game exhausts some of their bottomless energy.
Board games on a driveway? That seems strange. No, board games on a concrete countertop. Believe it or not, there are some exceptional concrete countertop options available as you will see on our site. Your kids can play Candyland, Monopoly, all types of card games and more on a concrete countertop.
Concrete extends to more than just driveways, backyards, and parks and there is an endless array of games to be played on the versatile surface.