How to Play
Draw a chalk hopscotch pattern on the ground. For example, draw 2 single squares, 1 double, 1 single, 1 double, 2 singles, then a semi-circle at the end. Number each space from 1 to 10.
Toss the marker into square number 1. Hop over it to number 2 and jump through the whole pattern. Jump on 1 foot in the single squares and on 2 feet in the double squares.
Land in the semi-circle (number 10) with 2 feet, spin around in 1 hop, then hop back through the pattern.
Stop in square number 2 to pick up the marker in number 1. With the marker in hand, hop into square number 1 and then hop out.
On the next turn, throw the marker into square number 2 and so on.
A player is out if she hops in a square with a marker, puts a second hand or foot down when picking up the marker, puts 2 feet in a single square, or if the marker lands in the wrong square.
The player will start her next turn by tossing the marker into the same square to try again.
Change the Fun
Change the hopscotch pattern:
1. Just single and double squares, ending with a semi-circle
2. 1 double square, 2 single squares, 1 double square, 1 single square, 1 double square, final semi-circle
3. 3 single squares, 1 double square, 1 single square, 1 double square, 1 single square, final semi circle.
Use a button, shell or bottle cap for the marker.