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Does anyone know any jump rope rhymes? For Christmas last year, I got Sis a photo-type album with three slip in sleeves on each page (for her hope chest). I had gotten recipes from family and friends to put in it last year. I printed up the ideas from the thread on recipes for kids and the other one about the family reunion - like the bubble solution, etc... to tuck in this year. I was trying to think of things that I enjoyed when I was little, and remembered jump rope. Can anyone remember, or does anyone have any little girls that know some jump rope rhymes? I'd be delighted to relearn the old ones - and maybe some new ones!
Here's one I remember:
Tenement for rent;
When I jump out;
(Name) jump in!
-- Polly (email@example.com), September 19, 2000
Name and name sitting in a tree, k..i..s..s..ing
first comes love, then comes marriage,
then comes (girls's name) with a baby carriage.
-- Cindy (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 19, 2000.
dressed in yella
went upstairs to kiss her fella
made a mistake
kissed a snake
how many doctors did it take
-- Bonnie (email@example.com), September 19, 2000.
After reading Bonnie's post, the one I posted may have had more to it. It might be how many kisses did she receive, 1,2, etc.. Or that may be part of another one. It's been a long long time.
-- Cindy (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 19, 2000.
We were sick little inner city kids I guess...my brain remembers this one clearly!We used it for the FASTEST jumpers! Ridin in an elevator Trapped with an alligator... How many floors til he EATS you up? 123456789.etc.
-- Lesley (email@example.com), September 19, 2000.
Jump rope! That was my most favoritest thing to do as a kid! How about this one... Johnny on the ocean Johnny on the sea Johnnt broke a bottle and he blamed it on me I told Ma Ma told Pa Johnny got a lickin' so ha ha ha How many lickins did he get? 1 2 etc....
-- Ali (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 19, 2000.
I guess I grew up in the wrong place, we jumped rope without rhymes. Reading these makes me feel like going out and knotting some baling twine together and trying them. Gerbil
-- Gerbil (email@example.com), September 19, 2000.
We didn't jump rope much when I was growing up, either, since most of the school year the playground was covered with snow, and we lived too far away from the neighbors to have any other children to play with. I do vaguely remember learning some jump-rope rhymes after we moved back to Oregon when I was ten, but obviously didn't use them enough for them to stick!! (There the playground at school was usually covered with water!! LOL!!)
-- Kathleen Sanderson (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 19, 2000.
A My name is Alice and my husbands name is Al we own a auto...... and the next step goes to...... B my name is Bonnie and my husbands name is Bill we own a Ball and the next step goes to................. Obviously, you skip till you pass, whew....! that was hard! Have fun!
-- Kathy (email@example.com), September 19, 2000.
Ice cream soda.....Delaware punch....give me the initials of my honey bunch......A...B...C... The letter you missed on began the name of the one you love.
-- Mona (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 20, 2000.
Gerbil, I'm with you. I don't think I could last very long before I got winded, maybe two minutes. Kinda sad, my five year old neice has never had a jumprope, but she has all the fancy, pricey stuff. Maybe old Aunt Cath will get her one and print out these cool rhymes to go along with it for her birthday on Nov. 1st. Thanks for the idea!
-- Cathy Horn (email@example.com), September 20, 2000.
I really think children get more fun out of the old-fashioned stuff, anyway. My youngest daughter has had two "stick horses", the first one I made for her, the second one is made of the plastic foam 'noodle' sticks that people buy for water toys (hope you know what I mean!). Anyway, she loved both of them, and still plays with the second one. Of course, she used to spend hours on end sitting on her dad's saddle (on a chair in the living room) pretending to ride a horse, too! She doesn't like the real thing so much, as she had fallen off a couple of times, but maybe someday we'll have horses again.
-- Kathleen Sanderson (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 20, 2000.
Absolutely, the simplest toys are the best, because they require the most input/engagement of the child. One of my favorite gifts for kids is a bunch of magnets and small steel washers & bars & ball bearings & doohickeys.
-- snoozy (email@example.com), September 22, 2000.
Although my family has a computer and computer learning games, the other toys my kids have are legos, K-Nex and other building things. Oh, and hot wheels. My daughter spends her extra time drawing or playing the piano, my boys play with sticks and run!
-- Terri Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 22, 2000.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, shine your shoes. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, read the news. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, go upstairs Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say your prayers. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn out the light. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say goodnight. (this was my favorite) Its was really fun to try to act it out when two were turning the rope ends.
-- Judy (email@example.com), September 24, 2000.
A variation on Kathy's post...
A my name is Alice My husband's name is Al We come from Alabama and we sell apples
B my name is Betty My husband's name is Bob We come from Bermuda and we sell bananas
You had to make up the ending words as you went along through the alphabet. If you made a mistake and missed a word you lost your turn. Your friends at either end of the rope would be the judges and if, for instance, you named a place that didn't exist in the "we come from ---", you lost your turn. Good for the imagination and geography.
Gee, to have had that much energy! Where did it go!
-- Mary (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 24, 2000.
The one I remember was the rhyme said when two other people were holding the ends of the rope and they swung the rope according to what was being said. Here goes: High, Low, medium, wavy, walky, talky salt and pepper.
On high the rope didn't touch the ground. On low the height of the rope was kept below the height of the person so they had to scooch down while jumping. Medium was a normal swing. Wavy they kind of snapped the ends of the rope while they were swinging it so it put waves in the rope as it came at you. Walky you had to step over the rope rather than jumping with both feet. Talky they had to say something while they were jumping. Salt was a slow swing. Pepper was real fast and you jumped until you keeled over exhausted or missed the rope.
This was fun to bring back the memories. Some of the other responses were familiar as well.
-- Colleen (email@example.com), September 25, 2000.
There was an jumping rhyme on Sarah Plain and Tall 3-Winter's End. It was during the influenze epidemic
I had a bird
His name was Enza
I opened up the window
And in flew Enza
There's another one on the cave episode of Christy. I don't know it, but it was directions to the cave. There's probably been more through the years with historic or some interesting meaning.
-- Cindy (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 25, 2000.
Here is one I have no clue if it's a jump rope ryhme but it sounds funny: Miss Suzy had a baby, his name was tiny Tim. She put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim. He drank up all the water and ate up all the soap. He tried to eat the bathtub but it wouldn't fit down his throat. Miss Suzy called the doctor, the doctor called the nurse, the nurse called the lady with the alligator purse. The doctor said it's measles, the nurse said it's mumps, the lady said it's nothing with the alligator purse. So out went the doctor, out went the nurse, out went the lady with the alligator purse.
-- vicky (email@example.com), September 25, 2000.
Hi, Vicki! Wasn't that one of those clapping games like Miss Mary Mack? The one you would clap your hand together, clap your partner's hands, cross yourself, then slap your thighs, start over: Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack, with silver buttons, buttons,buttons, all down her back, back, back..... Oooh, there was a bay on a rollar coaster one too, can't remember it right off though, sweet, sweet baby, on the rollarcoaster....shimmy,shimmy cocoa puffs, shimmy, shimmy wow, shimmy, shimmy....
-- Epona (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 26, 2000.
Down in the valley where the green grass grows
There sits girl's name as sweet as a rose
She sang, she sang, she sang so sweet
That along came boy's name and kissed her on the cheek
How many kisses did she receive...1...2..etc/
-- Cindy (email@example.com), October 08, 2000.
Texaco Texaco All the way to Mexico Do the Splits splits splits dot he high kicks kicks kick turn around 'round 'round touch the ground ground ground
(new) met my boyriend at a candy store he bought me ice cream he bought me cake he brought me hope with a belly ache I said mama mama call the doctor call the doctor and call him quick the doctor said to count to 5 count to 5 to stay alive 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 I'm alive!
(another-long but a favorite when I was in school)
I went out one morning a cold and windy day I looked upon some billboards and much to my dismay the signs where torn and tatterd from the rain the night before the rain and hail had did the work and this is what I saw... smoke coca cola cigarettes chew wriggly spearment beer kennal ration dog food keeps your complexion clear diaperize your baby with a hershey candy bar and pepsi cola beauty cream is used by every star so.. take your next vacation in a brand new fridgidair and learn to play the paino in your winter underwear doctors say that babys should smoke until their three and people over 65 should bath in lipton tea
(long one, isn't it)
-- Marty (Mrs.Puck@Excite.com), January 03, 2001.
When I was in public school back when, we played a jump rope game that was played with a rope or elastics tied together. It started with a person a each end. The rope was first started at your ankles, then moves up to your knees, then to your hips, etc. The third person would have to jump on the rope , inside the rope over the rope and then off. I think you would have to spell out some word. Does any one know this game and the word to be spelled out. My 10 year old daughter and her friends need something to do a recess
-- Nancy Hayward (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 21, 2001.
Hope this helps:
Anna Banana played the piano (rhyme piano with banana) But all she could sing was the Star Spangled Banner Banana Banana Banana Banana Split! (Jumper jumps out, new jumper comes in)
-- Ciara Kendall (email@example.com), June 19, 2001.
Mabel, Mabel, set the table, don't forget the red hot pepper. Then the turners go as fast as they can while the jumper tries to keep up.
-- Anna (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 19, 2001.
re: the jump rope game with the elastic around your ankles i remember the jumping sequence as in (both feet inside) out (both feet outside) side (one in and one out) side (one in and one out on the other side) on (one foot on each side of the elastic) in, out. on was always the hardest. once you missed you took your turn holding the elastic. to make it harder you can put an extra "in" in front of each jump, or an extra "out"...; you could also put in having to turn 180 degrees...
-- jill (email@example.com), August 27, 2001.