Type: Individual

Equipment: A piece of chalk for drawing in the ground. A stone per person.

Setup: Draw a hopscotch court on the ground, each square big enough to put a foot in.

Extra Measures: Everyone to stay 2m apart. Only pick up your own marker.


The first player tosses a marker (stone) onto the court (square 1). The marker should land in the square without bouncing, sliding, or rolling out. The marker must be completely within the square without touching the line. The player then hops through the course, skipping the marker’s square. Single squares must be hopped on one foot. Side-by-side squares are straddled, with the left foot landing in the left square, and the right foot landing in the right square. After hopping to the end, the player must then turn around and retrace their steps through the course on one or two legs, depending on the square, until reaching the marker’s square. The player stops in the square before the marker and reaches down to retrieve the marker, standing on one leg as appropriate, and then jumps the markets square to finish the course. If they finish without error they then repeat the course with the next number.

If, while hopping through the court in either direction, the player steps on a line, misses a square, or loses balance, the turn ends. Players begin their next turns where they last left off. The first player to complete one course for every numbered square on the court wins the game.



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