UPDATE: IF YOU TRY THIS AT HOME IT MAY STAIN YOUR CONCRETE. WE SCRUBBED OUR DRIVEWAY WITH DAWN AND A PUSH BROOM FOR AN HOUR. :) Pinterest fail!
What you will need to make Squirtable Homemade Sidewalk Chalk:
1 cup HOT water
1/2 cup Corn Starch
TBSP tempura paint (washable)
one squirt of dishwashing liquid
1. Combine and stir in a bowl the hot water and cornstarch until there are no lumps
2. Add TBSP of paint & squirt of dishwashing liquid
4. Use a funnel to pour mixture into a squirt bottle
The kids had a great time at their "Wet and Wild Water Wednesday!" They decorated our driveway with the chalk and then had fun hosing down the sidewalk (and each other) when they finished).
Hope you are enjoying some summer time fun, too!
I'm also linking up today for Workshop Wednesday with Ideas by Jivey!
I actually took the idea for homemade sidewalk paint from Pinterest, but it isn't school related and I don't think it would count as any type of "professional development." Not that this linky does either, but it sure is fun either way.
Here are a few of my ideas that I want to try for next year:
Reading: I am on the look out for new ideas on ways to create a peaceful and inviting reading corner. This one is particular is built around ideas of brain research.
Mathematics: It is my plan to create Math Prompting and Cueing Notebooks. It will serve as a handy math "toolbox" for students to refer to when they need help remember processes of mathematics.
Sight Words (Word Work): These sight word bottles are a great tool and a new and engaging way to practice sight words. I think I will employ my kids to make these for me this summer.