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Paint the Concrete With Playground Games
This game goes on long after storms wash away chalk.
This game goes on long after storms wash away chalk.
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Concrete is everywhere, and painting it with playground games is an easy and inexpensive way to make your park more fun and appealing! Paint a few games of hopscotch on the sidewalk or even paint a chess or checkers board on a large cement area.

Get your community involved by finding out what games the kids would like to see at their new park. If you're going to spend the time and energy painting any games, you want to be sure they'll be a hit with the neighborhood kids. Use street paint so that your designs will weather wind, rain and sunshine, and make sure that everything is completely dry before play time!

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  • Georgia Department of Community Health. "Georgia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program." (April 8, 2011). http://health.state.ga.us/programs/lead/faq.asp
  • Rex Art. "Mural Paintings." (April 8, 2011). http://www.rexart.com/appmuralprep.html
  • Useful Community Development.org. "Cleaning Up Your Neighborhood Park Lifts Spirits." (April 8, 2011). http://www.useful-community-development.org/cleaning-up-your-neighborhood-park.html
  • Useful Community Development.org. "Park Clean-up Benefits Community." (April 8, 2011). http://www.useful-community-development.org/park-clean-up.html


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