Hopscotch. Laura bought sidewalk chalk and I tried to remember how to draw out the squares. Hopping on one foot was tricky for Charlie. The rock Maura chose to throw into a square rarely stayed in the box on one turn, rolling out into unmarked territory. I remember some hopscotch boards painted on asphalt in elementary school but can’t remember seeing kids using them when I had lunch duty years ago. Four square, yes. Hopscotch , no. Do kids play Hopscotch in 2018?


18 thoughts on “Hopscotch

  1. I once did a paper on the benefits of hopscotch. Besides that, Charlie is so lucky to have a big cousin like Maura to show him the ropes.

  2. Very few children play this game anymore and unfortunately prefer spending their precious childhood years playing video games. Too sad! Thank you, Ruth, for bringing back precious memories!

  3. Hopscotch was big when I was young. We also played Release, and a ball game called Sevensies. I forget how that game was played, but it involved throwing a ball against a wall seven different ways. Great to see Charlie and Maura having fun. Lots to do with sidewalk chalk!

  4. Oh what memories!!! Love the “air” photos ……… looks like mid jump! Luscious chalk colors!!!! XOXOX

  5. oimg I remember my childhood days. We played this game, It was called “Piko” in my country Philippines. Now I learned it’s called hopscotch. thanks for sharing this. Made me smile.

  6. Hopping on one foot is really hard! I also remember those painted hopscotch squares on the playground – and my friends and I rarely used them. We were more into kickball…

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