Indoor Hopscotch – an easy, homemade rainy day activity for kids…
I don’t know about you, but we get far less outdoor time in the winter, and as you know, kids have lots of energy! Last night I was thinking up ways for the hooligans to be physically active when we’re inside, and I came up with this this easy indoor hopscotch!
Repurpose your cardboard boxes:
Save up your jumbo cereal boxes and frozen pizza boxes, until you’re happy with the size of the indoor hopscotch that they’ll make.
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.
And that, my friends, is all there is to making an indoor hopscotch game! What a great way to get the kids moving when the weather’s too nasty for them to be outside!
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