A wonderful game and pastime for children to partake in is hopscotch. Hopscotch is a simple game that can be taught to very young children and the game can be easily made with a piece of chalk and an area of sidewalk. This is a quick way to layout the pattern for the game, but making a permanent hopscotch tile pattern is much more suitable for a consistent hopscotch layout. A hopscotch pattern can easily be made with tiles.
Locate a 7-by-2 foot area open on a concrete area outside or on your floor in your home.
Glue the grooved side of the tiles down in the same pattern as in the picture. You do this by gluing down a single tile and then gluing two tiles down, perfectly centered above this tile. While gluing the tiles down, make sure to space each tile apart by 1/2 centimeter (this allows room for the grout).
Allow several hours for the tile glue to dry. Apply grout with the putty blade in between the gaps of the tiles. Scrape the grout flush with the top of the tiles.
Allow a day for the tile grout to dry. Wipe the access grout off the top of the tile with a damp towel.
Paint 1 though 10 on the hopscotch tiles as in the picture with the number 1 on the bottom tile in the pattern and ascending to number 10 from left to right as you go up. Use the paint marker color of your choice to draw each number largely in the center of each tile. Allow the paint to dry for several hours.
- 10 - 12-by-12 inch tiles
- tape measure
- tile glue
- tile grout
- putty blade
- paint marker
- protective eyewear
Wear protective eyewear and gloves.