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The kids using a chalk draw the court on the ground, usually where there in no traffic.
The first kid tosses a small stone into the first square. The stone must land completely within the designated square and without touching a line or bouncing out. If the marker lands in the wrong square, the kid forfeits a turn. If the stone throw is successful, the kid hops through the court beginning on square one. Side by side squares are straddled, with the left foot landing in the left square, and the right foot landing in the right square. Single squares must be hopped on one foot. For the first single square, either foot may be used. However, the player skips the square with the stone in it.
When kid reaches the end of the court, he or she turns around and hops back through the court, moving through the squares in reverse order and stopping to pick up the stone on the way back (and hops in the square). Upon successfully completing the sequence, the kid continues the turn by tossing the marker into square number two, and repeating the pattern.