Shape hopscotch, a fun outdoor shape game, is not a new idea to us, nor is it new to this blog. (I shared it here in the very first months of this blog.)
But, I wanted to share it again for a few reasons.
First, it’s fun and we play it often.
Second, it’s easy to do and it’s a great way to get outside.
And third, both toddlers and preschoolers will love learning with this fun outdoor shape activity!
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Set Up Your Shape Hopscotch Game
Grab a few fun colors of sidewalk chalk and a bare spot of cement.
Draw several shapes in a line; the same as you would do for a regular hopscotch game.
I used simple shapes as a review for my 3-year old, but you could make things even harder by using octagons, polygons, and any number of shapes
Find a couple of rocks, grab the kids, and start playing.
How to Play Shape Hopscotch
For our version, the girls took turns throwing their rock onto the shpaes. They had to hop to the shape closest to their rock.
They practiced jumping on one foot and they also had to name each shape as they landed in it.
For these two, the hopping on one foot was a much bigger challenge than naming the shape.
Shape Hopscotch Variations
You can mix up this game any way you want!
If you’re playing with toddlers, just have them jump (or run) to each shape and then name the shapes as they stand in them. If they’re just learning their shapes, you can call out the name of the shape. This is such a fun and active way to learn shapes!
You can also call out a shape and have your kids run to that shape.
Practice your gross motor skills by hopping, standing on one foot, skipping, etc. The possibilities are endless.
The best part is that it gets you outside and gets your kids moving!
Have you ever played shape hopscotch?
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Fun Toys for Learning Outside
It doesn’t take fancy toys to learn outside. In fact, a package of sidewalk chalk is about all you need. But, if you want to kick it up a few notches, here are some fun tools and toys for learning outside.