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hopscotch

a children's game in which a player throws a small stone or other object to land in one of a pattern of squares marked on the ground and then hops over to it to pick it up
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for those who did not register in advance or come without a team; also games of foursquare, tetherball and hop-scotch, plus hula-hoop action; www.letsmove.gov.
"It's obvious, however, by spending so much time playing 'hop-scotch' between the Welsh Assembly and House of Commons, Alun Cairns is out of the loop when it comes to understanding his own Government's policy.
Other activities ranged from arts and crafts to more traditional games like hop-scotch which heightened the playful and supportive atmosphere.
It will also feature a giant chalk timeline of Chester's history, a dance film installation and a mass participation game of hop-scotch.
People played traditional games including skipping, hop-scotch and hoops and there was a Punch and Judy puppet show.
How many parents have time to see that their children know how to play marbles, skip, hop-scotch, how to catch and throw a ball, so they can play with others and learn the valuable lessons of how to get on with other children and make friends, how to take their turn in a game and not cheat?
When she was younger and had school friends over, I'd play hop-scotch or splash them with the hose pipe.
We would have skipping and hop-scotch in the streets.
Times were hard and we were poor, So the women welcomed a little more, The money went on food and clothes, There were no cars, tellies, Hoovers, mortgage, or any of those, But we were so happy just the same, People weren't greedy, they were content, As long as they had money to pay the rent And when we played out in the street, Our mothers played rounders, cricket, hop-scotch, with us, Oh what a treat, to see all the neighbours and children join in the fun, It's a happy memory that cannot be undone, If only it could be like that now, it would be a better place somehow, I have lots of memories of our street, I could go on and on, But they are mine to keep.
Playtime's no longer a run around the yard with friends, football or playing hop-scotch.
The playground has everything from hop-scotch and snakes and ladders to benches and an outdoor classroom with bean bags.