Alphabet Activities: Biking Down a Chalk Road

The Playful Preschool Series  is all about outdoor summer fun this month.  The theme this week is chalk.  My boys are learning to ride bikes so we had fun adding an alphabet activity into the mix.

Let the kids bike down the alphabet road!  A fun alphabet activity for preschoolers.

Alphabet Activities

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Why We Chose This Activity

So my 3 year-old is obsessed with riding his older brother’s bike and my 4 year-old spends a good amount of his outside play filling the driveway with chalk creations.  We decided to merge the two interests.

Setting Up

Set-up couldn’t have been easier for this activity!  Starting with the  “A” create a letter road down the driveway or sidewalk with chalk.  Leave a bit of space between each letter so that the road is nice and long.

Time to Play

alphabet activities in action

 

Strap the helmet and jump on the bike.  Have your child start behind the letter “A”.  Call out a letter for your child to stop at on the road.  Your child then rides to the appropriate letter and stops at that letter.

Return to “A” and play again.

This was a very simple but effective alphabet activity that works great for outdoor learning.

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Chalk Dust and Feather Writing: Learning Names in Preschool by The Preschool Toolbox

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Bubbling Chalk: Science Experiment by Capri +3

Chalk Paint from Tiny Tots Adventure

Chalk Shadow Drawings by Still Playing School

 

About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.

Comments

  1. I wonder if this would motivate our preschooler to ride her bike! Great idea!

  2. Danielle says:

    This is awesome! We are trying to motivate our son to learn to ride his bike and a game like this might do the trick. 🙂

  3. Love this, Jodi! Our 3 year old is loving his bike too right now. This would be a lot of fun for him.

  4. Great idea, Jodie.

  5. What a fun idea – I just need to find a road big enough that is safe enough but ideal to do in the preschool playground. Thanks for the inspiration this week.

  6. This would be very motivating for our kids. We can’t wait to try it out!

  7. I’m really digging this idea. My preschooler loves to ride her bike and if I do this right I can make a nice winding alphabet path maybe try this at our local park where there is a nice path.

  8. Such a fun idea! Summer is here but it will not stop raining! As soon as it does we will be doing this outside!

  9. If you had a lot of space, you could have the path branch off with the correct sequence of letters and an incorrect sequence. The kid could find his way through the “maze” in order.

  10. What a fun idea, Jodi! Thanks for linking up with Mom’s Library, I’ll be featuring you next week at Castle View Academy.

    Have a great summer, and keep up the great ideas and good luck with the bike skills!

  11. I love this alphabet road! What a great idea for turning literacy into a bike journey.:)

  12. I absolutely love this idea! Great way to combine exercise, outdoor fun, and learning. I’ll be featuring this post tomorrow at the Thoughtful Spot! Thanks for linking up your creativity!

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