Indoor Days


My four-year-old son, Lincoln, has been hugely into hopscotch lately (and by extension, this means my little Henry is too, since he thinks he can do anything his brother is doing).  Living in central Texas, it’s not practical for us to spend much time outside in the summer hopscotching.

Enter:  masking tape hopscotch in our living room!  This is an easy-peasy project for any day that is too hot, too cold, too windy, or too rainy to play outside.  And can you imagine how fun would it be to have hopscotch in your hallway or mudroom?  Very.

Guess what items are needed?  Yep!  A roll of masking tape.  It doesn’t get simpler than that.

Masking tape hopscotch has stayed on our floors for up to a week with no ill-effects (but you will definitely want to test it out in an inconspicuous area first to ensure your floors won’t be marred.)  I’ve even done some light mopping over the design without any trouble.  When you’re tired of hopscotch adorning your floors, simply pull up the tape.  This was Henry’s favorite part.

What are your favorite ways to keep busy inside when the weather outside is less than stellar?

Do you have any special memories of indoor play from your childhood?


Darling Clementine

Crystal stops by GiversLog a couple times a month to share her fresh ideas. When she’s not writing for GiversLog, Crystal can be found mothering, knitting, and cooking. Stop by and see what’s new at her etsy shop: monograms, Greek keys, and chevron stripes. Oh my!

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