Easy Outdoor Games for Kids

Hopscotch With 12 Squares

Try playing hopscotch with 12 squares.
Try playing hopscotch with 12 squares.
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Play hopscotch with 12 squares -- this easy outdoor game for kids will have you jumping for joy.

What You'll Need:

  • Chalk
  • Sidewalk

Step 1: Make a grid of 12 squares, each 2 x 2 feet, on the sidewalk.

Step 2: Number the squares one to 12. (You don't have to number them in any particular order, but be sure each number is not more than one row away from the previous number.)

Step 3: Hop on one foot from square one to square two, square three, and so on.

Step 4: Each player's turn ends when he or she accidentally steps out of a square or lands out of sequence. If no one misses the easy way, turn up the heat. Make them put their hands behind their backs and repeat the process. Still no flubs? Try jumping to only even-numbered or odd-numbered squares.

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