Play indoor hopscotch all year long.
Photo © Apryl Duncan
Our newest activity is indoor hopscotch. Here's how it works.
Oh, how this simple jumping game has been a lifesaver! He's having loads of fun and even old mom is getting some exercise in.
All you need is some tape to get started. We've used both painter's tape and masking tape when we've played.
The painter's tape adds color to the game but the masking tape sticks to carpet better. Neither tape leaves your flooring sticky, though.
In fact, we've had our latest masking tape hopscotch design on the carpet in my son's bedroom for a week now. I peel back some of the tape every day to make sure it's not hurting the carpet and so far, so good.
For a hopscotch marker, you can make your own or use a small toy. We're using a rubbery frog as our hopscotch marker.
We leave the frog next to our game and every morning we wake up to the sounds of my son playing hopscotch in his room. We play indoor hopscotch together twice a day, every day. He's not bored with the game yet!
Our hopscotch design uses squares, stars, triangles and other shapes to make it more interesting. By using tape, we can easily change our design.
You can make a more elaborate game with carpet squares or cardboard. But with tape, you don't have to worry about the kids slipping when they jump.
You won't have to wonder where you'll store the game when it's not in use either. Just rip up the tape when you're done.
Indoor hopscotch is a cheap and easy activity for kids. The $5 roll of tape I bought has provided us hours and hours of fun.
More Winter Activities:
- Winter Activity #1 - Kids' Building Projects
- Winter Activity #2 - Indoor Hopscotch
- Winter Activity #3 - Make a Wall Canvas
- Winter Activity #4 - Take Flight
- Winter Activity #5 - Shoot an "I Love You" Photo Collage
- Winter Activity #6 - Create an "I Ruff You" Foam Dog
- Winter Activity #7 - Play a Life-Sized Board Game
- Winter Activity #8 - Turn Your House Into a Movie Theater
- Winter Activity #9 - Create a Website With Your Kids
- Winter Activity #10 - Explore Cultures of the World