Suggested age for this project: 3-12 years old
- BAM! Tape™
- A hopscotch marker to throw. A bean bag works great, but you can also use some paper and tape to make one. We made our own and then wrote our names on them.
Let's Make It!
Step 1: Design
Step 2: Create
Tape on the numbers.
Find some beanbags or make your own markers.
Step 3: Play
If the marker is in the square, then the player hops through the court, skipping any square with a marker in it.
Single squares are hopped on one foot, and side-by-side squares are straddled.
Hop all the way to the “Rest” square, turn around and return to the “2” square.
While standing on one foot in the “2” square, pick up your marker and hop to “Home”.
Players begin their turns where they last left off.
Upon successfully completing the sequence, the player continues the turn by tossing the marker into square number two, and repeating the pattern.
The ﬁrst player to complete one course for every numbered square on the court wins the game.
Wrap It Up!
- The hopscotch marker is actually called a “lucky”.
- The game used to be called Scotch-Hop or Scotch-Hoppers back in the 1600’s.
- In the old children’s show, Blues Clues, the host, Steve went to college on a hop-scotch scholarship. He was the captain of his college hopscotch team!
Do a little research and see what kinds of other fun facts you can ﬁnd! Hint: the Australians have some really fun ways to play hopscotch!