One World Hopscotch Game
Did you know the Hopscotch game is played all around the world but under different names? Wherever you install this hopscotch, indoors or outdoors, you’ll see kids and adults having loads of fun and laughter playing one of the oldest games in the world. We’ve added 26 countries to make it more engaging to learn about our beautiful and diverse one world. This hopscotch would be a valuable and fun learning resource complimenting the International Baccalaureate® (IB) programs as well.
Where to Install Your Hopscotch:
School Playground or School Hallway
Outside Your library
Inside Your Library (carpet version available)
Indoor hallway (with at least 40 feet of horizontal space)
Add to your existing Sensory Path or Obstacle course
Around the world Hopscotch game
If you are installing outside, see how to install. We include a How to Install Sheet for every material.
Hopscotch game in India is known by many names. In regions where Hindi is the prominent language, the game goes by Kith-Kith, Stapu, and Langdi. In Bengal, it is known as Ekhaat Duhaat or Ekka Dukka. You can find kids in Maharashtra enjoying a game of Langdi Paani. The game is widely popular in South India and is known by the names Kunte Bille (Karnataka), Paandi (Tamil Nadu), Tokkudu Billa (Andra Pradesh and Telangana).
The Australian Hopscotch is quite different from the traditional Hopscotch. In this version, the game is played in different stages. The first stage is completed according to the traditional rules. In the next stage called ‘Jumps’, the player is required to traverse through each square by jumping in with both feet. The last stage ‘Sizzles’ is the toughest where the players are supposed to jump into each square with both their feet, except in this case their feet are crossed.
The French version of Hopscotch is popularly known as Escargot meaning ‘snail’. The name itself explains a bit about how the game is played. The players have to traverse through a spiral course and reach the centre of the spiral and then retrace their steps back to the beginning. This version is much tougher than the traditional Hopscotch as the court is harder to hop through.
The game is quite popular in New York City by the name ‘Potsy’.
In Iran, the game popularly goes by the Persian name Laylay. This version of the game is quite different and uses an even number of squares placed side-by-side.
If you ever want to play the game in Argentina, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, Spain, Nicaragua, and Uruguay, it helps to know the game goes by the name Rayuela.
Himmel und Holle
Translating into ‘Heaven and Hell’, Himmel und Holle is the name for Hopscotch in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The space below the first square is called ‘earth’ and the second to last square is the Hell and the last square is heaven.
In Glasgow, the game is popularly known by the object it is played with which is called ‘peever’. The game is known by the same name in Edinburgh too.
Children in Ghana won’t recognise the word ‘Hopscotch’ but call it ‘Tumatu’ and they will be more than excited to play.
Amarelinha is the name ‘Hopscotch’ goes by in Brazil.
The South Asian version of Hopscotch is popularly known as Chindro.