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Jump Rope Fun


3-14 Years Old


10 Minutes

What You Need

One jump rope per student

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Hand out one jump rope per student. Allow students to jump rope for five minutes. After they have had a chance to jump rope on their own, encourage them to try the following jump rope ideas or come up with their own unique way of getting exercise with a jump rope.

  • X-it – Cross your feet so your legs look like and X.
  • Slalom – Jump side to side like you are going downhill.
  • Jumping jacks – Move your legs apart and together like you are doing a jumping jack.
  • Twister – Jump and twist at the waist.
  • Hop on one foot – Jump on one foot at a time.
  • Alternating step – Jump on one foot at a time, kicking the other foot out in front like the running man.
  • Boxer – Jump rope like boxers do, running while jumping.
  • Heel tap – Tap your heels in front of you while jumping, one foot at a time.
  • Toe tap – Tap your toe in front of you while jumping, one foot at a time.
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