We have had some wonderful weather lately and have been spending lots of time outside. I brought out the sidewalk chalk to let J write. I encouraged him to write on everything he could to see if it would write or not. We did this over several days and learned a lot about where chalk will and won’t write.
J discovered that chalk will write on a lot of things:
Rain gutters, the top of our sandbox, our mailbox, and the wooden fence.
It also writes on:
glass doors, house siding, Mom’s jeans, and the front door.
He also discovered that chalk will not write on:
the front door mat, twigs, or his shoe.
I like doing things like this with J because he learns from his own experimentation instead of being taught something. Things “stick” better when a child learns things on his own and in his own world.