Hop Scotch

Hop scotch is one of the fun sidewalk games passed down from generation to generation.

It's one of the great agility games that keeps kids in motion.


1 or more players
Ages 6 and up
Need: chalk to draw the board, coin or stone


Begin by drawing the hopscotch board. There are different variations of this.

Number each rectangle or box, beginning with the number 1 in the first box and continuing up to number 10.

The board should be about 4 feet wide and 10 feet long.

hopscotch mat on grass with numbers 1 to 10

Stones are the easiest to find and throw and will stay in place better than coins will.

The first player stands behind the first square or rectangle with the number 1. She tosses her stone onto number "1".

If her stone lands on the "1", she hops her way along the board, making sure not to step on square number "1" (she has to jump over it.)

When she reaches number "10", she has to hop into that area, then hop and turn around and go back the way she came, once again, hopping and placing her feet on the numbered squares/rectangles.

When she reaches the square/rectangle before the one where her stone is, she picks her stone up, hops into that square and continues hopping down the board.

If she does not place her stone in the numbered square she needs, it is the next player's turn.

When her turn comes around again, she will try to get her stone into number "2".

In order to continue on to "twos", she must not fall, step on a line, put two feet onto a one foot only square/rectangle, or step in the square where her stone is.

Play continues until a player reaches the number "10" and is able to hop the entire board, front and back, without making a mistake.

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