Let's Play America Hopscotch

Family playing on the hopscotch on the Play Lady's driveway

let's play america Hopscotch project

Let's Play America has just received a grant from the Takoma Foundation to put our Hopscotch Project into motion!  The project consists of painting a Let's Play America hopscotch in ten (10) playgrounds throughout the Takoma Park area.  Once all 10 hopscotches are painted, we will hold a celebration at one of the sites.  Residents who are interested in helping paint the hopscotches from January through April 2018 should contact Pat, the Play Lady, at or at (301) 928-9962


rules of Hopscotch

Each player has a marker such as a stone, bottlecap, shell, button, etc.

For younger children simply hopping across the single versus double squares can provide hours of fun.

The first player stands behind the starting line to toss his or her marker in square one.

Hop over square one to square two and then continue hopping to square eight, turn around, and hop back again.

Pause in square two to pick up the marker, hop in square one, and out.

Then continue by tossing the stone in square two.

All hopping is done on one foot unless the hopscotch design is such that two squares are side-by-side.

Then two feet can be placed down with one in each square.

A player must always hop over any square where a maker has been placed.

Getting out: A player is out if the marker fails to land in the proper square, the hopper steps on a line, the hopper loses balance when bending over to pick up the marker and puts a second hand or foot down, the hopper goes into a square where a marker is, or if a player puts two feet down in a single box.

The player puts the marker in the square where he or she will resume playing on the next turn, and the next player begins.


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