Hopscotch Games are the most elevated form of investigation. Albert Einstein
<ul><li>Hopscotch originated as a military training exercise in ancient Britain during the early Roman Empire . During those times, soldiers hopped across the 100-feet field with their full equipment . It was believed that such exercise could increase their stamina and the strength of their feet, things that were of essence for armies </li></ul><ul><li>at that time. </li></ul>
Around the world, children have enjoyed drawing grids on the sidewalk or on the ground and then jumping or hopping from one end of the grid to the other.
They draw different kinds of grids. Some are like these. Others are round and curl in a circle. Still others are a large square with many small squares inside.
Translations : Hopscotch <ul><li>In India, it’s called chikki-billa , chikki (the chalk borders) and billa (the marker). </li></ul><ul><li>In Kannada, which is primarily a language of the state of Karnataka ,Hopscotch is referred as “ Kunte Bille ” where the ‘e’ in the last is pronounced like the ‘e’ in the words “ten” or “level”. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
<ul><li>Escargot </li></ul><ul><li>A French variant of hopscotch is known as Escargot (snail) or "La Marelle Ronde" (round hopscotch). It is played on a spiralateral court. Players must hop on one foot to the center of the spiral and back out again. </li></ul>
Hungarian - ugroiskola <ul><li>UGRÓISKOLA Az egyik legelterjedtebb játék a világon: földbe karcolt, krétával vagy puha kõvel aszfaltra rajzolt ábrái mind az öt világrészben megtalálhatók, még Nepálban és a csendes-óceáni szigeteken is. </li></ul>
<ul><li>In Brazil it is known as Amarelinha . In many Spanish-speaking countries, it is known as Rayuela . In Chile it is called " Luche ". In Colombia it is also called " Golosa “. </li></ul>
Girls playing hopscotch in Santa Cruz de la Laguna, a village on the shores of Lago Atitlan- Guatemala.