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Play Indoor Hopscotch


A picture of a boy playing indoor hopscotch

Play indoor hopscotch regardless of the weather outside.

Photo © Apryl Duncan
Can't play outside today? Try a game of indoor hopscotch. In just a few minutes, the kids can be hopping on the floor instead of bouncing off the walls.

All you need to create your hopscotch board is tape. Use painter's tape or masking tape.

Painter's tape is more colorful but masking tape sticks better without ruining your carpet or hardwood floors. Other tape could leave your flooring sticky.

Use the tape to lay out your hopscotch design on the floor. Another advantage of using painter's tape or masking tape is that you can tear the tape instead of having to use scissors.

Think outside the box for your hopscotch design. Instead of creating a hopscotch board that's only made out of squares, use stars, triangles, diamonds and other shapes.

Once your hopscotch board is in place, it's time to put the numbers inside. Use short strips of tape to make block numbers for each area where the kids will jump.

Now you need a hopscotch marker to toss into the board's spaces. Make your own bean bags or look around the house for a small toy. You want to choose something that's lightweight and preferably flat so it won't bounce too much when tossed.

You're ready to play! And when you're finished, simply rip up the tape to put your game away.

The next time you want to play indoor hopscotch, grab the tape and your hopscotch marker. Your hopscotch board design can be different every time.

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