Need an activity to do indoors that will help the kids burn off a little excess energy? An Indoor Hopscotch Game with Painter’s Tape is just the thing you need.

indoor_hopscotch_painters_tapeIndoor Hopscotch using Painter’s Tape

When the weather outside is frightful and your kids are less than delightful, lay a roll of painter’s tape on your floor and soon your kids will be having fun indoors.

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How about that for a quick little limerick? Well, this project is almost as quick. All you need is a roll of painter’s tape (I used ScotchBlue for delicate surfaces, but you can use any type) and a pair of scissors.

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Lay out your hopscotch grid on the floor. (It was easy on our square tile floor because the tile layout acted as a guideline for our course.)

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Add numbers inside the squares.

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And let the kids loose. Soon they’ll be a hop skippin’ and a jumpin’ that energy away…

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…well, maybe not all their energy.

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Important note, don’t leave the tape on the floor for weeks on end or you may struggle to get the adhesive up. But, in the meantime, have fun and let’s pray we can all venture out safely soon!

Anyone else have any great ideas to let kids burn off energy indoors? Please, leave me a comment, I need help here.

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13 replies
  1. Tori
    Tori says:

    I did a similar thing for my little boys. I took the painters tape and made a roadway all over the hardwood floor for their little cars. They LOVED it! Of course that tape stayed on the floor for weeks instead of just days!

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  2. Paige
    Paige says:

    a bit random, but the picture of the skipping kiddo has put “rapper’s delight” in my head. i said a hip hop the hippie the hippie to the hip hip hop, a you don’t stop…

    that’s going to be stuck in my head all day, haha.

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