Jump-Rope Rhymes A-E
All Together Girls
All in together girls, it’s fine weather girls.When is your birthday, please jump in the jump-rope.(now really fast) January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December All out together girls its fine weather girls when is your birthday please jump out 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, etc., etc., etc.
A, My name is…
A my name is Alice and my husband's name is Andy and we come from Alabama and we sell apples B my name is Betty and my husband's name is Bob and we come from Buffalo and we sell bananas C my name is Chris and my husband's name is Carl and we come from Colorado and we sell cars etc.. (This song is best for lots of jumpers – quite popular on the school playground. After each letter the jumper runs out and the next jumper runs in. Continues through the alphabet)
I went upstairs to make my bed.I made a mistake and bumped my head.I went upstairs to milk my cow.I made a mistake and milked the sow.I went in the kitchen to bake a pie.I made a mistake and baked a fly.
Blue Bells, Cockle Shells
This rhyme was for beginners who could not jump in while the jump-rope was swinging over and over(Swing the rope back and forth, not over)Bluebells, cockle shells,Easy, ivy, over;I like coffee, I like tea;I like the boys, and the boys like me.Tell your mother to hold her tongue;She had a fellow when she was young.Tell your father to do the same;He had a girl and he changed her name.Bluebells, cockle shells,(swing the jump-rope over head on over and continue in normal rope swing, then continue with ANY rhyme)Easy, ivy, over;Mother went to marketTo buy some meat;Baby’s in the cradleFast asleep.The old clock on the mantel saysOne o’clock, two o’clock.(to twelve o’clock)
Bubble gum, bubble gumPenny a packet,First you chew it,Then you crack it,Then you stick itIn your jacket,Then your parentsKick up a racket.Bubble gum, bubble gum,Penny a packet.
Call the Army
Call the Army, call the Navy (name)'s gonna have a baby. Wrap it up in tissue paper, send it down the elevator, (Rope turned double time) Boy, girl, twins, triplets, boys, girls, twins, triplets, etc.
Cinderella Variations #1
Cinderella dressed in yellow, went upstairs to kiss her fella. By mistake she kissed a snake, How many doctors did it take? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, etc., etc., etc.
Cinderella Variations #2
Cinderella dressed in yellow, went upstairs to kiss her fellow.On the way, her bladder busted,How many people were disgusted?1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, etc., etc., etc.
Down in the Valley
Down in the valley Where the green grass grows There sat ______(girl's name) Sweet as a rose She sang, she sang She sang so sweet Along came ______(boy's name) And kissed her cheek How many kisses did he give her? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, etc., etc., etc.
I went downtownTo see Ms. Brown,She gave me a nickelTo buy a pickle,The pickle was sour,So I bought a flower.The flower was dead, she gave me a tack.The tack was sharp, she gave me a harp.The harp was broke, she gave me a cloak.The cloak was tight, she gave me a kite.The kite away flew, and I did too.
Found a Peanut
Found a peanut, found a peanut Found a peanut last night. Last night I found a peanut Found a peanut, last night .It was rotten, it was rotten ,It was rotten last night .Last night it was rotten It was rotten last night Ate it anyway, ate it anyway Ate it anyway last night.Last night I ate it anyway .Ate it any way last night.Got a tummy ache, got a tummy ache Got a tummy ache last night. Last night, I got a tummy ache Got a tummy ache, last night Went to the hospital, went to the hospital Went to the hospital last night.Last night I went to the hospital Went to the hospital last night Died anyway, died anyway Died anyway, last night. Last night ,I died anyway Died anyway, last night .