Where to Jump


  • 10 to 15 minutes


  • Masking tape


Toddlers love to jump but usually need help finding out where to do it safely. This activity challenges your child to think before moving. Tape down a square on the floor and encourage jumping just inside of it.


  • Tape down two lines that are 10 to 12 feet apart and challenge your toddler to run back and forth, putting both feet on a line before returning to the other.
  • Tape a small square and have your toddler jump inside and outside of it.
  • Let your toddler show you where to put 2 pieces of tape for both of you to run between.
  • Have your toddler stand inside a larger square and jump up and down with you.


Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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