Hop, Hop, Hop

Age
3-5
Child Development
Jumping, hopping
Equipment
Hoops, mats or other pieces of equipment to jump/hop on
Where this can be played
Indoors or outdoors
How to Play

Place 3 hoops in a line, followed by a line of 3 sets of two hoops side by side.
Teach the kids the following poem and then ask the children to hop (one foot) through the single hoops and jump (two feet) through the double hoops:

Hop, hop, hop if you feel you want to. 
Hop, hop, hop if you feel you can. 
Hop, hop, hop if you feel you want to. 
Hop, hop, hop if you feel you can. 
Change the word of each verse from “hop” to “jump”. 

Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options

-    If a child needs assistance, hold their hands for support in jumping. 
-    After the first box is opened, add more jumps when the box opens the next times to build numeracy skills and difficulty
-    Change the movement to hopping
-    If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, encourage the child to jump to the best of their ability. This could be by getting low in their chair and sitting back up, pushing out of their seat or other explosive movements (depending on function).
-    If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.

Source – adapted from Kids at Play (Australian Capital Territory Government)