I don’t know about you, but we’ve had enough of winter here, and we’re missing all the warm weather activities that we’ve gone without for months, so last night I put together this easy indoor cardboard hopscotch for the hooligans!
Start saving your frozen pizza boxes, jumbo cereal boxes, or any other good-sized pieces of thin cardboard that you come across because this is super-simple to make and your kids are going to love it!
Then I drew on my numbers and painted them with acrylic craft paints. I went freehand, but I’m sure there are plenty of number templates online that you can use if you’d rather trace your numbers.
Arrange your squares on the floor and get hopping! Having your child arrange the hopscotch is a great way to work on counting skills and number recognition.
We used our hopscotch on carpet downstairs, and on the mat that you see here on the main floor, and the squares didn’t slide around too much. If you’re going to try this on a wood floor, make sure you test first to see how slippery this might be. I would advise running a few lines of puffy paint along the back of the squares if you’re concerned about the cardboard sliding. I know several moms who use this method to “slip-proof” their children’s socks.
Don’t forget the bean-bag counters! I got the pattern for these sweet pyramid bean bags over at The Artful Parent.