Bryan/College Station community turns to chalk art to keep their kids entertained

Posted at 6:49 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 19:49:29-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — While kids are still home from school due to the coronavirus, finding ways to keep them busy throughout the day can be a challenge.

Parents in Bryan-College Station are thinking outside of the box by finding different ways to inspire their children while spreading positive messages.

Due to sheltering in place, the last few weeks have seemed like an eternity for many, especially the very young.

"I keep telling my kids this is an act of love, not an act of fear, but these weeks can be dragging on a little bit,” explains Cathy Holman, a mom of five.

On warm sunny days it's hard keeping kids indoors, that's why some Bryan-College Station parents are turning to good old chalk art.

"Well with three toddlers we get coped up so its nice to get outside," explains Michelle Burdick, a mom of three. "Our backyard is a muddy mess but we just wanted to do something creative to let out some energy and make the time pass a little faster."

While some are using the activity to pass time, others are learning by taking school work to the sidewalk.

They are practicing things like addition and spelling.

But some families, like the Holman's, are using this creative outlet as a way to celebrate Easter

"Its holy week this week and this is our way of celebrating Easter since we’re on quarantine,” says the Holman children.

Due to the lack of sunshine over the weekend, the Holman family substituted chalk for paint, creating a painting of a cross and stain glass.

"One of cool things about this project is you can do it on any window and any door and all you do is take a wet paper towel to clean it off and start again," explains Holman. "We actually are going to do a new one every single Sunday and the kids have challenged me to do a stain glass Jesus for Easter.

If you would like to joing the Bryan College Station Chalk Art page you can by clicking here or by searching BCS Chalk Art.