Jump rope games
added 7-16-98 Original
Tried to actually
"jump" rope; played "limbo"; put rope on floor and
played "snake" on the floor where they have to jump over the
wild slithering snake as holders shake rope.
7-16-98 Original Author
The children pretend that they are
jack-in-the-boxes. When the leader says "Jack in the box" the
children crouch down. When the leader says "Jack out of the box"
the children jump up. From time to time repeat the same phrase twice in a
row to make sure that the children are listening carefully.
Teach the children how to do jumping jacks. Count the number of times you
can do them, see how high you can count. You can also call out the letter
"J" every time you do a Jumping Jack.
Before the children arrive, place J items (jack-in-the-box, jar of jam,
jug, jacks, etc...) in full view. After they all arrive play I spy a J
object in the room and give clues until they find it.