Jumping Rope

Activity

Step 1: Happy Feet
Jump up and down in place without looking down (no rope)
Stay on balls of feet, be light on your feet, bouncy

Step 2: Rope Swing
Keep hands on your side and swing rope on one side of body
Jump when rope hits the ground

Step 3: Toe Trap
Starting to get the timing
Turn rope with hands on sides of body
Stop the rope when it goes under toes

Step 4: Putting it All Together
Start with one jump and start stringing more together.

What This Works On

Things You Need

Jump rope

Variations

Get a long rope and tie it around a post. Have a grown-up turn the rope. Count how many you can get in a row.

Tips

Practice, practice, practice. 5 minutes a day for a week and you will see a lot of improvement!

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