Inspired by Katie Sokoler at http://colormekatie.blogspot.com/, I bought chalk a couple days ago. Today Alex and I put it to good use!
I just doodled.
Alex drew a flower pot...
...but the flowers were actually bugs!
Then we decided to expand.
With the two of us working together, my doodle turned into a beautiful tree!
Here is a close-up of the branch:
A bunch of people walked by while we were drawing. Two elderly ladies taking a walk stopped to chat; one of them told us about how when she was a girl, she used a banana peel as a hopscotch marker.
I made an enormous hopscotch! I started by putting numbers in the boxes: 1; 5; 12. Then I got more creative: i; pi; -3; 3/4; 81.7! Then I had even more fun: Hello!; I love U; YES; NO; ALWAYS; WHY?; FAREWELL! Every square had a different exciting entry!
One guy about our age stopped and took a picture to put on facebook. I am so glad that we made someone else's day exciting too!
Here was my favorite: