See how many times you can jump rope before messing up. Below are just a few games you can try while jumping rope:
1. Jump Rope Math
Best Group Size: 1 to 6 kids
Ropes Needed: This can be done either with a regular jump rope for one or two kids, or use a longer double dutch jump rope to involve more children.
2. Relay Race
Best Group Size: 6 or more
Ropes Needed: One single beaded or licorice rope per team
Instructions: Setup on a basketball court. Each team needs a jump rope. The first "player" on each team races down the court and back while jumping. Then the next player take the jump rope and does the same thing until all of the players on the team have gone. Whichever team finishes first wins!
3. "Cat And Mouse"
Best Group Size: 4 per group, with as many groups as you need (say for a PE class)
Ropes Needed: One long double dutch jump rope per group
Instructions: Children get into groups of four with one long rope for each group. Two children turn the long double dutch rope and two play the game. This is a "chasing" game that is the jump rope version of tag. One player is the "cat", and the other is the "mouse."
The goal of the game is for the "cat" to catch the "mouse" by tagging the mouse. The cat can also "catch" the mouse if the mouse makes a mistake while jumping. The cat has to tag the mouse outside of the jump rope. This usually occurs while the "mouse" is waiting to enter the jump rope.
Note: When the game is in full flow, the cat and mouse should be running in a figure 8 around the turners.
After you've jumped a few rounds of rope, get your Jumping Jack Brag Badge.
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