Suggested age for this project: 3-12 years old


Hopscotch is a fun and active game that has been around for centuries. BAM! Tape™ works great for making a hopscotch court. Whether you want to make your court outside in the sunshine, or inside out of the rain and snow, you can do it with our masking tape. Of course, check with mom or dad first before you start taping on the floor! This project is super easy and fun.


  • 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

Decide on the layout for your hopscotch court. There are several possible designs. Draw your ideas out on a piece of paper. I used the basic playground design.

Step 2: Create

Use your BAM! Tape™ to make the hopscotch court. Try to make each square the same size and big enough for a foot to jump in without touching the line. My squares are each about 1 1/2 feet by 1 1/2 feet.

Tape on the numbers.

Find some beanbags or make your own markers.

Step 3: Play

The first player stands on “Home” and tosses their marker on the court, trying to get it to land in the square marked “1” without the marker touching any lines. If it isn’t in the square, then their turn is over.

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”.


If you step on any lines, lose your balance, put two feet down in a single square or hop into a square that has a marker, then your turn is over, and it is the next player’s turn.

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!

Fun Facts!

  • 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!