Four Squares, Bounce Between Colors

Four Squares, Bounce Between Colors craft

Bounce your ball in a colorful Four Square grid! Crayola Sidewalk Paints add a new look to this favorite, challenging game of skill.

  • 1.

    Ask an adult to help you find a safe, large outdoor area on which to paint your Four Squares court. For best results, Crayola® Sidewalk Paints are designed for use on concrete or asphalt sidewalks and driveways. Test a small area to make sure the paint does not stain. Use on surfaces at least 6 months old. Make sure you ask permission before you paint.

  • 2.

    Use your Sidewalk Paints and the 4-inch roller in the kit to paint a large square about 12 feet (7 m) on each side.

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    Divide the larger square into four smaller squares. Label each one with either A, B, C, and D (or 1, 2, 3, and 4), using the So Big Brush. Air-dry paint completely.

  • 4.

    To play the game you need at least 4 players. Each player stands in a square. The starting square is square D or 4. The player in this square starts by bouncing the ball in the square and hitting it to any other player on the court. Hit the ball underhand

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    When the ball heads toward another player, let the ball bounce once. That player then hits it to any other player.

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    The game continues until someone misses or fouls. A foul occurs with a spike, an out-of-bounds hit, or a double bounce. Players who foul go back to the starting square (D or 4) and everyone else moves up a square.

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    If a ball hits the line, it is a fair ball, but the person in the square with the lowest number or the letter that comes first in the alphabet must play it. If others are waiting to play and you are already in the starting square then you must go to the e

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    The object of the game is to keep hitting the ball back and forth without a foul. The goal of the game is to stay in square A or 1.

  • 9.

    Wash off the Sidewalk Paint after 2 weeks. To remove, wash surface with the water pressure from a garden hose. Light brushing with a broom or nylon brush may be necessary to remove some paint.