Building Active Bodies and Brains

Hopscotch – Hop, Jump and Rotation

This hopscotch game can be set up anywhere, indoors or outdoors and can be adapted to suit the space you have. You can print these foot cut-outs and place them on the ground as markers, lined up in a row. Place markers for two feet in one spot, then one foot in the next, and two feet turned side-ways, in the next spot, and so on.

Your child jumps on the markers with two feet, hops on the marker with one foot, and rotates side-ways when the markers are facing that way.

Helpful Hint: If your child can’t hop yet, they can still try this game. On the marker with one foot, they can practise standing on one leg, which helps develop balance.