I know some jumprope songs:…
I know some jumprope songs:
I like coffee, I like tea. I like the boys and the boys like me.
Yes, no, maybe so. Yes, no, maybe so.
You keep going, whenever you trip up, whatever answer you were on, that’s the answer to whether the boys like you.
Then there’s teddybear. You do whatever it tells you:
Teddybear, teddybear, turn around.
Teddybear, teddybear, touch the ground.
Teddybear, teddybear, jump up high.
Teddybear, teddybear touch the sky.
We always used the bluebells one to start jumping. If someone didn’t want to jump in, we’d swing the rope back and forth instead of all the way around, and at Over we’d go over.
Bluebells, cockleshells, evy, ivy, over!
Then we’d start whichever rhyme we were doing.
The way I played Chinese jump rope is I just would sing/do: in, out, side by side! On, in, out. Then if you do that without messing up, the people make the rope higher.
In is both feet inside the ropes.
Out is both feet out of the ropes.
Side by side, you jump so your feet are “straddling” (one on each side of) one rope, the you jump up and over so both feet are straddling the other rope.
On is one foot on each rope. That’s the hardest part!