Call it fate, call it something in the ether, or call it a sign of changing times, but word has reached me of a hopscotch game that will put ten-year-old Lilly Allen’s efforts to shame (not that we’re being competitive). Residents of Seattle are organising a hopscotch trail that is set to go for nearly 2 miles across the Central District – and it’s happening in a couple of weeks!
There are some pop-up adventure play sessions planned too. The event looks like a perfect example of the kind of playful tactical urbanism that is needed if we are to persuade people of all ages out of their cars and back into the streets.
I am sure you will join me in wishing the good folk of Seattle all the best for their 1 June hopscotchathon. They stole the idea from Detroit, it seems. Why don’t you do the same? And if there are any hop-scotchers planning to get along to the Pacific Northwest next month, please drop by here and tell us how it went!
Thanks for the shout out, Tim! Viva la hopscotch!
You’re welcome Lori – and let us know how it goes!
Get the chalk out and hopscotch across your playground , your path to school , your path in your street , your local play area. Have fun .
Amen to that Shelley!
Here’s a plan. A solidarity with Lilly-May giant Hopscotch in Mile End, Tower Hamlets. Thanks for the article Tim.
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