Do you remember playing hopscotch as a child? It was a fun game we all took part in during recess in school. Every now and then I happen upon a hopscotch game scribbled on the sidewalk and cannot help but take part.

This past weekend the world's longest hopscotch game took place at Chatfield State Park in Littleton. When we say the world's longest, we mean it as a Guinness World Record was set.

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Wilder and Generation Wild Colorado hopped, skipped, and jumped into the history books with a 4.5-mile-long hopscotch game. The record-breaking event took place on Sunday, September 18.

Generation Wild's mission is to get children outside. According to Generation Wild, the average child only spends seven minutes outdoors per day when it comes to unstructured playtime. The lack of outdoor play is significantly less than in any previous generation. While on the opposite side of the spectrum, children spend an average of seven hours per day in front of a screen.

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Generation Wild says when a child spends more time outdoors the benefits include:

  • Decrease in stress, anxiety, and negative thinking
  • Reduces depression and feelings of isolation
  • Reduced aggression
  • Improvement of focus in children with attention deficits
  • Boosts mood and self-esteem

We want to say congratulations to Generation Wild and everyone who took place in breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest hopscotch game in Colorado. You deserve a celebration for all the hard work and not to mention all of the hopping that it took to make this world record possible.

Source: Generation Wild Colorado 

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