Game Details

Chinese Jump Rope

How to Play

Tie 1 long rope or 2 ropes into a circle. 2 players hold the rope around their ankles by stepping inside the rope, 1 on each end.

A third player jumps in and out of the rope in this order:

– Both feet inside the rope
– Both feet outside the rope so the player is straddling the rope
– To the side with 1 foot inside the rope and 1 foot outside
– Both feet outside the rope so the player is straddling the rope
– Both feet inside the rope
– Both feet outside the rope so the player is straddling the rope
– Both feet on the rope

If the jumping player lands on the rope when he is not supposed to, or if he is trying to land on the rope and misses, he is out.

The object of the game is to jump as long as possible.

Change the Fun

The 2 players holding the rope call out moves for the jumping player.

Out – Both feet outside the rope so the player is straddling the rope
In – Both feet inside the rope
Side – One foot inside the rope and one foot outside
On – Both feet on the rope

Invent moves and give them fun names.