Activity Introduction

Being stuck inside for winter shouldn’t restrict the games that you could play. Hopscotch isn’t just for outdoors. Let’s hop hop and hop along together and see who can keep their balance!

Safety advice: Hopping on one leg is difficult! Be careful to keep your balance. Don’t fall! Make sure you keep far away from tables and breakable objects.

Help your kids set up this super easy activity and watch them have endless entertainment.

Ideal for: Early Learning Ages 3 – 4

Themes: 

  • playtime 
  • get moving

Time required: 20 minutes

Curriculum connections: Health and Physical Education, Personal and Social Capability

Tips for Parents and Carers

This is a game that can be drawn outside with chalk but there’s also an easy way to set this up inside.

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes:

Resources Required

  • Floor space
  • Masking tape
  • Throwing object (block or toy)

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Learning@Home from Cool Australia

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

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Worksheets

Student Worksheet

Indoor Hopscotch - Activity Instructions

Being stuck inside for winter shouldn’t restrict the games that you could play. Hopscotch isn’t just for outdoors. Let’s hop hop and hop along together and see who can keep their balance!

Safety advice: Hopping on one leg is difficult! Be careful to keep your balance. Don’t fall! Make sure you keep far away from tables and breakable objects.

Part A: Setting Up

Step 1. Get the masking tape and mark out squares on the carpet or floor. To get good even measurements you can use a large book as a measuring guide for size. This will help keep the squares the same size. Measure three in a row, then two on top of that, one more, then two more as shown. 

 Step 2. Mark out the numbers with masking tape. For the younger age group, prompt them to see which number is which as you go. 

Part B: The Game

Step 1. If your kid is very, very young they might not be able to hop down the line yet, in this case they can just jump down the line. When y

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