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Pillow Case Hoppers

Outdoor play games for kids

Rolling around on the grass in hysterical laughter……what fun!

My two eldest girls (3 and 5) enjoyed a sunny winters day playing with their pillow case hoppers and this reminded me of how the simple things can bring so much fun, while being active. This game is an oldie but a goodie replacing the hessian sacks with a pillow case……simple hours of fun!

What you will need? 


We laid out a stretched rope for a starting place and another at the end for a finishing post. Hopped from one end, then we turned around and started again!  Amongst the falling to ground and giggling to!

Let’s Play: 

Tip: use the folded flap of the pillow case at the front of the body as this gives kids more gather for their little hands to hold.

Let’s Learn: 

Pillow case hoppers are great for getting kids physically active and;

  • Developing movement and coordination
  • Building strong bodies: muscles, bones and hearts
  • Encouraging self esteem and thinking skills
  • Developing social skills

Go hop to it and have some fun!


2 thoughts on “Pillow Case Hoppers”

  1. These are great Janice. I hunted for ages to find a local pet supply store that handled stock feed – wanting the empty bags. They ended up being too big and they kept fraying, Your pillow case idea is great! I can pick them up for next to nothing at an OP Shop. Thank you.

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Hi and welcome to Learning 4 Kids!

My name is Janice and I am an Early Childhood Teacher in Australia.

I have a strong passion and love for teaching and creating meaningful learning experiences for my students. What I love most is watching children discover in those amazing light bulb moments. I hope Learning4kids brings you some useful ideas.

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