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Jump Ropes

Activity: Jump Rope


  • Rope jumping contributes to the development of coordination, rhythm, timing, agility, aerobic endurance and leg strength.


Skill:  Basic skipping form:

  • Stand tall
  • Knees and feet together
  • Hold rope behind the heels
  • Keep elbows close to sides
  • Turn rope with small circular wrist movements.

Procedure:  Divide class into three or four groups of 6 jumpers each.  Jumpers take turns in groups jumping rope for 30 seconds each.  Total the number of jumps for each group. 

Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6



Long Rope Jumping

Procedure:  Class is divided into 5 equal groups of five or six players.  Each group’s members are numbered.  Numbered players are given turns turning the rope and as jumpers.  Students are introduced to a number of jump rope rhymes and then each student is given an opportunity to practice these rhymes.