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Hoop Hopping


Scatter on the ground one-half as many hoops as the number of children. Each child chooses a hoop and stands outside it. On the command "Run" (or Hop, or Skip, or Jump), children run randomly around the hoops without touching anyone or any hoops. On the command "Hoops," children must find the nearest hoop and jump inside. You might ask that there should be two children (no more, no fewer) in each hoop.


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