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

5 comments:

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...

Toby!
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.