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Physical: continuous hops, balance, upper and lower limb coordination

Cognitive: sustained attention, selective attention

Social: taking turns (if doing activity with more than one person)

Number of participants:

1 or more


chalk on pavement or masking tape for indoors (optional: beanbag)


  1. child follows the hopping pattern of the hopscotch grid (alternating one – and two – foot landing)

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: give verbal cues for the hopping pattern (i.e., one foot, one foot, two feet, etc.) to decrease cognitive demand

Change the task: have the child pause after each hop to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the equipment: have the child toss a beanbag on a square; then child hops the grid but skips the square with the beanbag to increase physical and cognitive demand

Change the task: have the child hop the grid, jump and turn on the last square and hop back to the beginning to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • I will be able to hop in the hopscotch grid with my friends, without touching the lines 3 times in a row
  • I can play hopscotch with my friends