Jump Rope

Jumping rope is a fun activity that you can do alone or with your friends. It’s also really good exercise! Dot and Mae are using a ribbon to jump rope with because it’s very hard to find a jump rope that is small enough for them to use.  Right now they need one of their friends to come along and start jumping!

Here are some rhymes you can use while jumping rope:

Miss Mary Mack

Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack

All dressed in black, black, black

With silver buttons, buttons, buttons

All down her back, back, back

She asked her mother, mother, mother

For fifty cents, cents, cents

To see the elephant, elephant, elephant

Jump the fence, fence fence

They jumped so high, high, high

They touched the sky, sky, sky

And didn’t come back, back, back

Till the fourth of July, July, July


Cinderella, dressed in yellow

went upstairs to kiss a ‘fella

made a mistake

and kissed a snake

how many doctors

did it take?

[count until someone messes up]

All In Together Girls

All in together girls
its fine weather girls
when is your birthday
please jump in
(now really fast)
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September,
October, November, December

All out together girls
its fine weather girls
when is your birthday
please jump out
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, etc., etc., etc.

A my name is Alice

A my name is ALICE, my husband’s name is AL, we live in ALABAMA and we bring back APPLES.

B my name is BETTY, my husband’s name is BEN, we live in BERMUDA and we bring back BUGS.

C my name is CAROL, my husband’s name is CARL, we live in COLORADO and we bring back CRABS.

It just goes on like that through the alphabet.

Mabel, Mabel

Mabel, Mabel, set the table

Do it as fast as you are able,


keep repeating salt, pepper, vinegar, mustard while turning the rope.

If the jumper “misses” on “pepper”, then the turners begin turning fast or doing “hot peppers”.

Teddy Bear

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 lights-

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say good-night!

The children jump rope while they sing this rhyme, they act out the

actions as the words come up in the rhyme. An example: when they say go

upstairs, the child pretends to climb the stairs.

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