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toddlerapproved.com · Jan 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.

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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
Problem Solving with Toy Trains via The Pleasantest Thing

You can also check out our Move and Learn Pinterest Board for more inspiration! Or see the other posts we've shared in this series...

Indoor Snowball Number Race for Kids
Gingerbread Men Number Hop
Christmas Workout with Kids
Candy Cane Hunt
Skating on Letters
Alphabet Lid Frisbee Game
Turkey Alphabet Race Game with Alpha-Bits
Alphabet Laundry Toss Game
Flying Ghost Name Game
Addition Crawling Game for Kids
Alphabet Jogging Game for Kids
Name Broom Hockey
Sight Word Target Practice (guest post at I Can Teach My Child)
Fall Leaf Number Movement Game
Sight Word Basketball
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