The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), through Creative Arts Section of Basic Education Division has developed a Curriculum in the area of physical Education named “The Game Hopscotch”, variants that can be utilized by Learners of various age groups. The Game is aimed to make the learning fun by using the redesigned variants to enhance concepts and skills learnt in other subject areas such as: Music, Mathematics, Social Studies, Sciences, English Language and Life skills amongst others.
The Game Hopscotch originated from Italy, and was played thousands years ago by Roman Soldiers to test their strengths, and speeds sometimes hopping over one hundred feet carrying heavy weights.
Nowadays Hopscotch is a backyard game enjoyed by children all over the world and Kenyan among them. Children learning through hopscotch may seem like they are having fun , but very important in children development of gross motor skills such as running , jumping and hopping, while also teaching.
“The KICD Creative Arts Section is aiming to fetch from the rich content of the game to the benefits of teaching our children different subjects through the game to enhance their interest of learning without getting tired,” says Ms. Purity Warigia from creative arts.