Monday, January 23, 2012

Simple Winter Fun

If you have children that are anything like mine and you live in an area anything like mine (winters that actually keep you indoors for most of the time), then you are probably starting to feel a little cooped up about now and your children are probably starting to bounce on your couches a little too much =)

Well, I've been taking Trevor to a 3 year old boy's gymnastics class for the past few weeks and it sure is a great way to get the jumpies out in an appropriate place!  Most of the things they do there are to teach balance, hand-eye coordination, strength, and things like that.  One activity they do is hopscotch.  They practice doing "feet together, feet apart."  It's a great mental/physical combo activity for little ones, and even thought it's too cold to go outside and draw a hopscotch board on the ground with chalk, I thought I could create it indoors!  I'm sure that I am not the first mother to think of this idea, but I'll share in case you haven't seen it because we are having a really great time using it!

All you need is carpet, masking tape, and a ruler (if you want to be precise).  Here's with we came up with!



Have you ever done any fun things with masking tape on the floor for you kids?

Happy Hopping!


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13 comments:

  1. Okay, I've never thought to do that - but what a great idea!! A simple way to burn off some of that extra energy - can't beat it!

    Have a great day!

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  2. What a fun idea! My daughter is to young for this right now, but I will have to remember it for future reference. :)

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  3. That's a great idea! I'm definitely going to try this soon!:)

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  4. Thanks for visiting, ladies. I'm so glad you enjoyed the hopscotch idea!

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  5. You can also use hula hoops if you have enough to make an indoor hopscotch. We just did that last week :) Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

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    1. Wow! That would be one big board! Very fun =)

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  6. What a great idea!! We have a foam floor puzzle hopscotch set, but the masking tape is a great alternative. We have been lucky this year to have a relatively warm winter here, so I'm not feeling that cooped up yet, but I definitely know the feeling from years past. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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    1. A foam board sounds like to much less work =) I'll have to be on the lookout for one of those. I keep not wanting to pull our tape up because it so so much work to put it all down! lol But I do like how it takes no room to store as we are trying to drastically limit clutter these days in hopes of being ready to sell our home sometime 'soon.'

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  7. we make roads and parking lots a lot. We call it tape city. I haven't done a hopscotch. I must try this this week. Thanks for linking it to Monday Madness.

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    1. Oh! My son would love roads! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. I once made a colth one for my cousins, using an old sheet and paint.

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