Weekend Approved Project: Hopscotch!
While waiting for the Boston Children's Museum to open, we found this beautiful hopscotch board painted outside the building. My kids found small sticks and played the game using the traditional rules. Then I read the sign that the museum posted next to the board. It suggested I call out numbers and see who could land on it first. My kids loved the variation. They stood on the perimeter of the board and waited with anticipation for a number. Here's some other games I made up using this hopscotch board:
1. Call out addition and subtraction problems, see who runs on the correct number first.
2. Shout out colors, have kids run/jump/crawl to it.
3. Yell out an object (frog, a tongue, your favorite color) and have the kids run to coordinating color. Example: Frog = Green.
Once I showed the kids the new variations, I stepped back and had them shout out their own ideas. Owen was particularly excited to order people around.
Fun and easy, right? It would be super easy to recreate this board using sidewalk chalk this weekend. Give it a try! Here, here and here are more variations of hop scotch. Do you know any others? Please tell!
That's this week's weekend approved project. It's great how these posts keep accidentally falling into place each Friday. I love keeping my eye out. I definitely would have missed this one had I not committed to a Friday project posting.
Hope you have a good weekend. Come back Monday to hear how this trip to Boston has turned into the Boston Massacre. And! Find out who sneaks away from me, moons the green screen camera at the museum, and gets caught by a security guard. I don't know what to do with that child. Drives me nuts!
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