Sunday, May 3, 2020


 Cinderella, dressed in yella,
Went upstairs to kiss her fella...

Do  you remember jumping rope and saying that rhyme as a child?  Jumping rope is something that will never go out of style.   You don't even need a jump rope because you can just stand in place and hop on one foot or two as you say a rhyme.

Here are some chants I used to say with my students, but you can adapt them if you don’t like the words.   You can jump and count, jump and sing, jump and say a nursery rhyme, or jump just because!  Jumping is good for all ages because it's great for the body and brain!

Bubble Gum
Bubble gum,
Bubble gum in a dish.
How many pieces
Do you wish?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5…(How high can you count?)

Bathing Beauty
Bathing Beauty
Thinks she’s a cutie
All she wears is bathing suities.
If you jump to 24, you will get an extra turn.
1, 2, 3…24

Cinderella dressed in yella.
Went upstairs to kiss her fella.
Made a mistake and kissed a snake.
                               How many doctors did it take?
                               1, 2, 3…8

Engine No. 9
Engine, engine number nine
Going down the railroad line.
If the train jumps off the track
You will get your money back.
How much money will you get?
1, 2, 3, …10

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, read the news.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, tie your shoes.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, go upstairs.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, sit down in your chair!

Blue Bells
Blue bells, cockle shells, eevie, ivy, over.
I like coffee. I like tea. I like you to jump with me.

Here's my "Jump Rope Rally" video so we can jump together!