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Binary hopscotch

I used to get frustrated when my parents would tell me that they were doing something just to make me ask questions - this was always said to me with a thick coating of sarcasm.  Yet, as a parent, I find myself doing almost the exact same thing as I attempt to introduce some humor into some of the more mundane games that I play with my children.

Don't get me wrong.  I love playing with my children, but there are only so many times I can play Candy Land, dress up and have a tea party, or even play hopscotch with my kids before I find myself trying to re-imagine the game into something a bit more exciting for me, as an adult.  I find myself changing the "rules" of play and suddenly we're having a lesson on gravity because our Mars tea party is causing all of our tea cups and tea to float away (not to mention the difficulty drinking tea through a space helmet). 

My favorite way to change things up with my kids is through hopscotch.  After all, there are numerous ways that we can count to ten and beyond.  This week's counting is brought to you courtesy of binary...

I hope you enjoy!

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