How to Play
The rope should be long enough to reach from the floor to the jumper’s armpits when it is folded in half.
Start slowly, jumping 30 basic hops over the rope or skipping for 30 seconds straight. Challenge yourself by adding more hops, or more time each day you jump rope.
Change the Fun
Try crossovers, double jumping and Pepper.
Add rhyming songs. This one is great for a single skipper or where there are 2 people twirling the rope for a skipper:
Mabel, Mabel set the table;
Just as fast as you are able;
Don’t forget the salt, sugar, vinegar, PEPPER!
At PEPPER the rope turns faster and faster until the skipper misses. Count the number of completed skips and try to do better each time.
Try to get through the whole rhyme without missing a skip.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, show your shoe
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, that will do
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, go upstairs
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say your prayers
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn out the light
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say good night
Add actions to each sentence to make it more challenging.
Skip in a group of 3 using 1 long skipping rope. 2 people will hold and twirl while 1 jumps.