Indoor Hopscotch

  1. Indoor Game
  2. Readiness Games
  • Any Size

  • Grades 1-2

  • No equipment needed

  • Under 10 minutes

Development Goal

To develop gross motor skills and memorization skills

Before You Start

Skills Practiced: balance, jumping, letter and number recognition

  • Using construction paper, cut out shapes (triangles, circles or squares) and draw letters and/or numbers on them
  • Lay them out all over the floor.
  • Make sure they are taped down so they do not slip when a child jumps onto them.

How to Play

  • Have child begin at one end of the room and see if he/she can jump from shape to shape (square to square, circle to circle).
  • Before the child jumps on the next shape have him/her identify the letter or number he/she is planning to jump to.

Variations

  • Teacher or parent does the jumping while child is the letter/number caller.
  • Activity can be done with colors, animals, etc.