I learned to play jacks at a two month summer camp in the Adirondacks in NY. It was so much fun, and we played as much as we were able, although we only had specified times for ‘play time’, the rest was regimented sports. LOL. The only place were on the porches of the main cabins, which were granite. We learned to be very careful. The girls from Cuba were experts, and I’m trying to remember all the game names. I do remember around the world, onsies, twosies, etc., and jumpsies (we were horse crazy). I’m glad to have found this group.
and another name for then was elastics
hiya me yet again i remeber this it was called chinese ropes as well or chinq’s or chinkes u did yer elastic bands and put then rnd yer ankles and the song i did scotland. england ,ireland wales inside out side monkeys tales…. there was others but trying to find them is madness any one knows them gimmie a shout steakbake [at] hotmail [dot] com or add me dont matter how old this post might be when u read it let me know ….lol
i remember jumpsies. We would make a long rope out of elastic bands. Teo people would hold the rope taut while the other players jumped over it. The rope would first be held at ground level, then ankles, knee, arms length, hip, waist, underarm, shoulder, ear, head and then high skies.There were elaborate moves you could do, especially for the higher heights. Does anyone else remember anything else about the game?