Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hopscotch - Lessons Learned

Taught the neighborhood kids how to play hopscotch - of course they caught on right away!

We didnt get as far as how to throw your small stone onto a particular number. They just followed me on the 1, 2-3, 4, 5-6, 7, 8-9 10 with great glee. I left them streaming across the colored chalk grid.

They were so enchanted I didnt have the heart to explain to them they were "supposed" to turn around and go backwards also and they "should" use small stones.

We all won this game.


photo by lincolnblues


egregious said...

I grew up with a different version:

1 - 2 - 3 - 4/5 - 6 - 7/8 - 9 - 10

I try to adapt to the new things.

Toby Wollin said...

One of my great disadvantages was growing up in a neighborhood with very few children my own age - I never learned how to play hop-scotch. Question: Are children's traditional games dying out due to tv/video/cd/internet? Has anyone established The Committee For The Preservation of Traditional Children's Games?

Elliott said...

I had no idea you had such a deprived childhood. So sorry.

I loved hopscotch.

tee hee

Laura D'Amato said...

I bet that they are dying out, which is too bad. I certainly loved hopscotch as a kid... actually i still do :)

Anonymous said...

This post made me really happy. I'll still play when I see a board, and I'm 28. Toby, it's never to late.