When I was growing up in Australia we used to draw the hopscotch in the dirt at a particular time of the year, which was the season. It was used by us so often that the squares became dented and the outline didnt go away for a long time. We used stones or bits of broken smoothed glass found lying around the school yard probably. I dont remember having a circle at the end of the game to turn around in, we just used to jump around in the 7/8 squares.
Original author: Eirene