Outdoor Play

A Fun Sidewalk Chalk Game For All Ages

By: Highlights Editorial
A small plastic bottle cap, stick of chalk and small ball sit below a chalk line drawn on the pavement.
Ages 3+
Fine Motor Skills

What can you do with sidewalk chalk? The possibilities are endless! This simple bottle-cap bounce sidewalk game is portable and super-easy to play. 

Don't have any sidewalk chalk on-hand? Try making your own sidewalk chalk or sidewalk paint.


Bottle-Cap Bounce

What You’ll Need:

  • Bottle cap
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Small bouncy ball

What You’ll Do:

Put a bottle cap on the line between two squares on a slate or cement sidewalk, or draw two connected squares on asphalt with sidewalk chalk.

To Play

  • Players face each other and step one square away from the bottle cap. There should be two squares between the players.
  • Players take turns tossing the ball at the cap, trying to make it move. The first person to push the cap past the other player’s square wins.

Extend the Fun

Younger kids: Change it up by throwing the ball underhand or by rolling it. How does that change the way the cap moves?

Older kids: Instead of a small bouncy ball, what else could you use to move the cap? What do you think would happen if you used a large bouncy ball?

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By: Highlights Editorial