I am a big fan of tuff spots and ours is used most weeks for various things. One of the things I have struggled with a little, however, is how to mark make on it.
We have a standard black tuff spot and stand and I’ve usually just put paper tape down if I’ve needed to mark out areas/zones or have used chalk. However, the chalk doesn’t show up brilliantly and it takes a LOT of effort to scribble it on so it shows, especially if using coloured chalk. I was excited when an email popped in asking if I’d be interested in trying out Chalkola Chalk Pens.
They were soon put to good use when I set up a quick game for Mr D to practice his reading with. I drew a rough road with parking garages where he could drive his cars to, depending on the word I shouted out. He had fun with this and using the Chalkola chalk pens it was really quick and easy to draw, and very effective. It lasted well and the colours, as you can see, are really bright and clear.
I also used the Chalkola chalk pens for our Tuff Spot Splat game. Had I used ordinary chalk it would have washed away really quickly. I was really impressed with how long the chalkola lasted for on the tuff spot, I only had to rewrite the words etc once and the children played a good while with this.
I like that the Chalkola chalk pens are available in such a range of different colours and they are great for non porous surfaces like the tuff spot. We also made a start at drawing a flower scene on our french doors, but we ended up getting a bit interrupted so didn’t finish that. They’re non toxic so great for little ones plus they’re not dusty like normal chalk.
The colours are really bright and vibrant and they wipe away really easily with a wet cloth. They are perfect for using on the tuff spot and of course normal chalk boards. I can see these being a favourite of the children’s for outside artwork on the tuff spot and maybe even decorating their sandpit and slides.
Of the two sets, the thicker ones are better for writing on glass – as you can see in the picture below the colour is much more vivid when the thicker pens were used. However, I prefer the thinner ones for drawing on the tuff spot and the children found these a bit easier to use too.
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