## 1. Overview

“Number Hopscotch” combines a child’s favorite game with learning. By playing, children build fundamental skills necessary for addition, such as remembering a number and then counting by one to get to their answer.

“Jump two squares!”
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## 2. Materials

• Number Hopscotch Cards
• Die
• Colored tape or chalk
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## 3. Activity

Video: Play Number Hopscotch!

Draw the following Hopscotch board with chalk or tape:

Draw a Hopscotch card. Have your child count the number of shapes on the card and jump that many times down the Hopscotch board. As your child jumps on the board, make sure he says the numbers out loud.

Adult: [Draws card. The card has five dots] Count the dots!
Child: One, two, three, four, five. Five dots!
Adult: Good! Now jump five spaces and say the numbers you land on.
Child: One! [Jumps to space numbered 1]
Two! [Jumps to space numbered 2]
Three! [Jumps to space numbered 3]
Four! [Jumps to space numbered 4]
Five! [Jumps to space numbered 5]

Draw another card. Tell your child to count the dots on the card and jump forward that many spaces while saying the numbers out loud. Keep drawing cards until your child jumps on 10. Do not go past 10. Repeat the game several times before trying any variations.

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## 4. Confidence Builder

If your child needs help completing the game, take out some of the numbers on the hopscotch board and play again. Add more numbers as your child becomes more comfortable.

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## 5. Extensions

When your child masters the basic game, try some of these variations to increase the difficulty:

• Play with a hopscotch board where the numbers are out of order.
• Add numbers to the hopscotch board.
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