Does anyone remember “Chinese Jumprope” 3RD grade version back in the 80’s? We used long elastics like 5ft connected around two other persons ankles, and jumped into a large circle and then we did some kind of stepping in and out and jumping over . Does this sound familiar to anyone????
I remember my mom used to play it differently from myself.. She was born and raised in Korea. I had only known the “inside/outside/side-by-side/inside/outside/on”… her’s was a little different, I can’t seem to recall.. my guess is that it could have originated from areas around Asia *shrug* it was nice to see this discussion, I think I’ll go and ask my mom how she used to play.
we used to play chinese jumprope way differnt in philly in the early 60’s. we would do a “hop” using one leg at a time to get to ten on each leg, it’s in ,out, over, back motion. if you passed both legs then you would move to the middle and swing from there. then you double the motin for each leg. if you were good enogh, you got to diamonds.
Our Girl Scout Service Unit is having a camping weekend using the 70’s theme. For games, we have decided to use double-dutch jump rope for outdoors with chinese jumprope to be the indoor game if it rains. I’m looking for information on history of both and rhymes to include in the leaders’ packets. Thanks.
hello, I would play chinese’s rope in gym with a hole lot of friends but i forgot some ryhms.. so can ya e-mail me some thank-u
mm, adaption on the australian one (think it depended on what school or state youre from) ‘england, ireland, scotland, wales inside, outside, inside, scales, inside, outside, off (scales is the ‘on’ part) .. and yes, i remember doing cartwheels to do the underarms-ies, and necks-ies. and we just called it elastics too. 😉 i remember raiding my mothers sewing cupboard for the elastic to use. any ideas why its called chinese jumprope?
We used to sing: Blue Bells, Cocker shells, evie, ivy over I like coffee, I like tea, I like the boys, do the boys like me? yes, no, maybe so yes, no, maybe so I enjoyed finding this site & hope you like this one song I remember!
I’m from Australia. We just called this game elastics. The main rhyme i remember is “England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, inside, outside, inside, on”. The “England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales” bit was sung whilst jumping each rope (left, right, left, right) and then inside, outside, inside and finally “on” the ropes. When it got to underarms we also did things like handstanding up and over the ropes and had three people holding the elastic instead of two.