Thursday, January 16, 2014

Heart Hopscotch: An Active Valentine's Day Learning Game

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Heart hopscotch is an indoor learning game that we've been playing for awhile and it is perfect for this time of year.  

Hopscotch is pretty easy to play and you can teach kids all sorts of skills without them even realizing they are learning.

For this version of hopscotch all we needed was colored cardstock, markers, painters tape, and some lids.

We made our game by drawing hearts onto cardstock, adding numbers, and then taping the paper to the floor with painter's tape. We tossed plastic playdough lids instead of rocks. 

There are a lot of different versions of hopscotch you can play... we just made up our own and practiced identifying and saying the names of the numbers while my kids were hopping. 

My daughter just had fun jumping from number to number and saying the number names while my son played a little more strategically and tried to jump over the number that had a lid on it.

Do you have any other favorite active indoor learning games?

We are sharing several in this week's Toddler Approved Weekly newsletter

This post is part of our weekly Move & Learn series! Make sure to check out the other posts shared by my co-hosts:

Comparing Shapes with Snowballs via Hands On: As We Grow
Shaving Cream Snowball Big Art Activity via Coffee Cups & Crayons


  1. It's been rainy in Seattle so the kids and I have been playing indoors a lot these days. I'm super excited to try out this easy prep, active learn activity with them. Thanks Kristina!!

    1. Thanks so much for the comment! If you do it, take a picture and send it to me. We loved this one!

  2. Hello there! We just wanted to let you know that we loved this activity so much that we've featured it as one of our 5 Therapist-Approved Valentine's Day Activities for Kids at The Inspired Treehouse! Thanks for the great idea! :)

  3. This is such a great idea for body position - hope you don't mind but I have featured it on my blog.


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