Create a Chalk World for Playset Figures

By Jason Krogh, CEO, Sago Sago

For my 6-year-old daughter, storytelling is a regular form of creative expression. We like using our Playmobil figures to act out stories, and for the settings we take something simple — chalk — to make top-down views of buildings, roads, natural formations and more. It’s a fun, imaginative and approachable way to explore storytelling through play.

Categories: Creative and Maker Play, Physical Toys and Games

Target age: 4 to 7

Skill level: Beginner

Materials: Stuff you probably have at home

Prep time: None: Be spontaneous!

What You’ll Need

  • chalk
  • playset figures (Playmobil, LEGO, etc.)

The Activity

  • Choose your location

We like to make our chalk settings on the sidewalk in front of our house: It’s a great way to chat with neighbors as we play.

  • Get creative and go

We start with a home and then add as we go. We draw interiors: bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, etc., as well as other buildings, rivers, lakes, forests and more. We just keep adding rooms and structures, working our way along the sidewalk when we need more space.

  • More fun

We sometimes play the role of “giants,” adding an additional element to the story.

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About the Author

Jason Krogh, CEO, Sago Sago

Jason leads the team at Sago Sago, which makes apps for toddlers and preschoolers that build on kids’ natural sense of curiosity, experimentation and self-expression. Sago Sago is Toca Boca’s sister studio.