What’s the Song on My Sidewalk?

What’s the Song on My Sidewalk? craft

Have fun with music outdoors! Try to stump your friends or family with tunes you write on the sidewalk.

  • 1.

    With an adult, choose a safe outdoor place such as a sidewalk to play this fun game that adults and children both enjoy. The Crayola Rainbow Rake holds five pieces of Sidewalk Chalk so it works perfectly to draw a musical staff. Make a staff for each song you’re going to notate on the sidewalk.

  • 2.

    Start by drawing a treble clef at the beginning of your music staff. The lines on the staff represent the following notes, in order from the bottom up: E, G, B, D, and F. An easy way to remember this order is by using a mnemonic such as Every Good Boy Does Fine. The spaces between the lines represent the following notes, in order from the bottom up: F, A, C, and E.

  • 3.

    You may want to use printed music to know which notes to mark on your staff. Color code the notes if you like. Take turns with your friends marking familiar tunes on the sidewalk.

  • 4.

    Who can figure out what songs they are? Hum the tune. Sing the lyrics together. Pretty soon you’ll fill the entire sidewalk—and neighborhood—with music! Everything washes away in the rain so you can start again when the sun returns.