Leap Frog Game
Get the kids hopping with this retro game!
- "Frogs:" Mom, Dad, kids. You'll need a minimum of two people to play this game, but you can play with as many people as you wish, so bring the whole family in on the fun.
- Green, frog-inspired clothes: Optional, but may help you channel your inner amphibian! Ribbit!
- Prize: A little something (stickers or a stuffed animal) to inspire your child to make it across the room!
- Find an open spot to play in, such as a yard or basement. You can do it in your living room but you might break a vase or two.
- Place the prize at the far end of the room. Your child will feel more motivated to leap over Daddy if there is a sticker or pretzel waiting in front of him.
- Choose the first frog to leap.
- The other frog should kneel on the ground and rest her head on the floor. Remind your child to cover the back of her head with her hands in case someone doesn't clear her noggin while jumping.
- The first leaper places his hands onto the other frog's back.
- He then presses on his partner's back and propels himself forward—legs spread apart like a hopping frog—so that he leaps over the other person.
- Each leaper should belt out a loud, "Ribbit!" every time they make a move.
- When your child successfully hops over the other player, he should kneel down and assume the froggy position detailed in step 4.
- Now it's time for the other frog to get hopping! Player two repeats steps 5 through 7.
- The first one to reach the prize wins.
- Repeat! This game can continue ad infinitum—or at least until Mom starts to feel the burn in her gluteus!
- If you are playing with more than two people, each leaper should repeat steps 5 through 7 and leap over everyone in the line before the next froggy gets hopping!
- Mom already finished her lower body workout for the day? No need to overdo it, as this is a great game for siblings to play together.