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Pop Hop

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Play a noisy game of hopscotch and practice shape recognition while having fun.

At OMO, we believe that every stain represents an important experience - mud stains are the stamp of adventure, grass stains are the sign of exploration and fruit stains are the aftermath of discovery. Encourage your kids to get messy with our fun activities for happy, healthy, confident kids. We'll be there to sort out the dirty clothes afterwards.

Pop Hop

Play a noisy game of hopscotch and practice shape recognition while having fun.

What you’ll need:

What you will need

What to do:

Draw a hopscotch track on the ground using the jumbo chalk. Make each step of the track a different shape. Lay bubble wrap down over the track. Make sure that you have drawn each shape clearly so that it can be seen through the bubble wrap. Invite your child to play hopscotch, jumping and hopping alternately into each square and saying aloud the name of each shape as they land on it. As they jump, the bubble wrap pops loudly, making lots of noisy fun. When your child reaches the end of the track, they should name the shapes in order again, as fast as they can.

If your child gets a shape name wrong, they must go back to the beginning of the track and start again.

Alternative Materials:

Alternative materials

Change it up:

Make it easy: Make a short track with basic shapes.

Make it a challenge: Make a longer track with lots of different shapes.

Play with friends: A group of friends can make this a timed race. Time each child as they complete the track. The winner is the child who finishes in the shortest time. 

Indoor play: This activity can be done indoors if you cut shapes out of paper or newspaper to make the track. Stick the shapes

Developmental areas:

  • Gross motor skills

  • Concepts – shapes

  • Memory

Values: 

Understanding the value of exercise; self-reliance; self-confidence.