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Theme: Hopscotch and Learn

Who knew that a piece of chalk, a bright sunny day, a patch of concrete playground and a pebble rock can produce fun ways to learn just about anything? All you need is a piece of chalk and a combination of Vitamin D and Vitamin Simple.

I highly recommend to do the hopscotch and learn activities in the sun. You may want to also download these free hopscotch and learn printables as a reference guide to draw on the ground, or on a rainy day the kids can make their toys hopscotch on this fun mats. #hopscotchlearn

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Activity 1: "Jump Dial"

A phone hopscotch for kids to jump dial your phone number. A fun way for kids to remember parents or other important phone numbers.


Activity 2: Cardinal Directions NSWE

Jump to NSWE.
Draw out a Cardinal Directions hopscotch - see reference image below

Make 4 chits - North, South, East, and West The kid stands in the center. Pick a chit, the kid has to hopscotch to that direction. Pick another chit and put the first chit back in the bowl, and hopscotch to the other direction. So for example, the kid gets North chit.. the kid hopscotches to the North block, then the kid gets West chit, put the North Chit back in the bowl, and the kid hopscotches to the West block and continue the fun. Most smart phones now have a compass app, you may want to use it to mark the NSWE points on the ground.


Activity 3: Solar System Hopscotch

Replace the classic hopscotch mat with this fun Solar system hopscotch mat, where kids hopscotch the solar system the same way they hopscotch the classic numbers hopscotch

Add relevant colors and relative sizes to the hopscotch mat to add more learning - like the relative sizes of the planets, planet colors etc..

Make 4 chits - North, South, East, and West The kid stands in the center. Pick a chit, the kid has to hopscotch to that direction. Pick another chit and put the first chit back in the bowl, and hopscotch to the other direction. So for example, the kid gets North chit.. the kid hopscotches to the North block, then the kid gets West chit, put the North Chit back in the bowl, and the kid hopscotches to the West block and continue the fun. Most smart phones now have a compass app, you may want to use it to mark the NSWE points on the ground.


Activity 4: Hopscotch Bingo Buster

Make a grid 4*5. (You can add more if you'd like – I have done a grid of 100 as well and its super fun)

Start with a basic layout - numbers 1-20 and then based on the kids ages and interests, advance the information on the layout like skip counting/multiples, addition or subtractions, even or odd, prime numbers etc..

Call out the numbers, and ask the kids to cover the number with pebbles, leaves,sticks, pinecones anything nature. To add a fun twist give kids a paint brush and a cup of water and ask them to water paint (erase) the numbers as they are called out. Or simply just hop on the number grid.

When all the numbers in the grid are covered/washed out... the kids can shout "BINGO"

Basic 1 – 20 layout Odd Numbers

Prime NumbersSkip Counting by 5

Water Painting(Erasing)


Activity 5: Sing-along Hopscotch

I am in love with the movie "Sound of Music" and the classic Do-re-mi song. When I had my kids I wanted them to experience and fall in love with thesong. As a part of my hopscotch and learn, one of the popular hopscotch mat I made was sing along the Do-re-mi song (below is a reference image)..you can replace the notes with Sa-re-ga-ma (Indian musical notes) or other sing alongs

This completes the 5 activities for theme "Hopscotch and Learn" and I hope this inspires you to many more variations of this wonderful move and learn concept. You can introduce grammar, phonics, letter sounds and any concept through hopscotch mats.

"A Moving Child is a Learning Child."