During this pandemic time, all of us are spending more time at home at the moment which means we’re having to come up with new ways to keep the kids entertained. Since most schools are closed and sending out work and we’re inundated with lists of home education apps, there have never been more resources on our hands to keep our children learning.
A family in Atlanta has used bright chalk crayons to create wondrous settings for the family’s children to play in. Abbey Burns Tucker posted on her Facebook page some photos showcasing a variety of fun and playful situations where her daughters are drawing on the concrete. It’s a small wonder that such colorful photographs attracted thousands of likes and hundreds of comments from people on social media.
When she was asked how she came up with this colorful idea, she admitted that it all started with just one simple drawing. “We live outside of Atlanta in GA. We have four girls ages 2 to 13. I love photography, mainly just shooting my girls. During the beginning of the quarantine, my oldest drew some balloons. I took a photo of my littlest in them and loved it. Being outside almost every day, we started drawing more and more. We saw how everyone was really enjoying them and just kept going. I have used the internet for some ideas, friends and family have offered some, and others I just try to imagine what it would be like to go places you can only imagine right now,” she said.
She added: “I love coming up with an idea, drawing it, and then seeing if it worked. The goal is for it to look like Charlotte is truly in these adventures. The comments have been heartfelt and real. I have seen lots better chalk art out there, but I think the added touch of my little one immersed in the adventure is what makes our art different.”