How to play hopscotch

Do you like playing games outside? Watch this video to learn how to play hopscotch!

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Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the activities.

Transcript

LUCA: Yes! I won!

LUISA: You're too good!

LUCA: So are you! Shall we play again?

LUISA: Nah, let's play something else. Do you know what hopscotch is?

LUCA: No, no idea!

LUISA: Great! So, today we're going to learn how to play hopscotch!

LUISA AND LUCA: Let's do it!

LUCA: So, what do we need to play hopscotch?

LUISA: We only need three things: a place to play, chalk and a stone.

Before we start, we have to draw ten squares. Each square must be big enough for your foot. You start like this. One …

LUCA: Two …

LUISA: Great! Now we need to write the numbers in each square, from one to ten.

LUCA: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten!

LUISA: OK! Now we can play!

LUCA: But what do I do with the stone?

LUISA: You throw the stone onto square number one, then you hop or jump onto all the squares, except on the square with the stone. Easy, right?

LUCA: OK!

LUISA: Great! Then turn around, go back and pick up the stone.

LUCA: There you go, it's your turn! Wait a minute. Who wins?

LUISA: Well, after you do number one, then two, then three … the winner is the person who gets to number ten first!

LUCA: Oh! So I'm gonna win!

LUISA: We'll see!

LUCA: Huh, I didn't know I could lose a turn so easily.

LUISA: Yes, you miss a turn if you step on the line or you throw the stone outside the right square.

LUCA: OK. But it's a draw, isn't it?

LUISA: Mmm … yes, well played!

We hope you have fun playing hopscotch!

LUISA AND LUCA: Bye bye!

LUISA: Remember! To play hopscotch:

  • draw ten squares 
  • write the numbers one to ten
  • throw the stone onto square number one 
  • hop and jump
  • play again with the other numbers.

That's it! Now you can play hopscotch.

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