Homemade Hopscotch and Benefits


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1. HOPPING = MIDLINE DEVELOPMENT:

2. DON’T STEP ON THE LINE = BODY CONTROL:

3. STOP & START = BODY RHYTHM:

4. LEAPING = MUSCLE STRENGTH: 

 5. ONE-FOOTEDNESS = BALANCE: 

6. SPACES = SPATIAL AWARENESS: 

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7. PITCHING PEBBLES = EYE/HAND COORDINATION:

8. PICKING UP YOUR PEBBLE = FINE MOTOR CONTROL: 

9. STRATEGY = SEQUENCING & PRIORITIZING: 

10. TAKING TURNS = SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT:

11. WINNING/LOSING = CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:

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As you can see the benefits from a simple game that we all played when we were younger are great for kids development.  I now want to share how to make your own Hopscotch Mat which is very easy,when say easy it is. It took no time for me to put together this great on rainy days w/ nothing to do just pull at the mat and let fun begin

 WHAT YOU NEED:

* Plain Canvas Placemats

*Self-Adhesive Foam Sheets

*Pencil/Pen

*scissors

Draw the numbers 1-10 on foam sheets, cut out numbers and stick numbers to canvas placemat

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