Fun Jump Rope Rhymes for Kids

Fun Jump Rope Rhymes for Kids

Did you that play jump rope also known as skipping rope has been around for over 100 years! Children have always loved jump roping. Jumping rope is a fun activity for kids. It keeps kids active, it helps with coordination and it’s great exercise. These easy jump rope songs can be used in gym class, a summer camp, child care, preschool, playground, elementary school or your very own back yard.

Use can use these easy to remember rhymes anywhere you can jump rope! I bet you will remember some of these jump rope songs from when you were a kid. Check out these fun jump rope rhymes for kids.

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake cream on top,

Tell me the name of your sweetheart,

Is it A, B, C,D….

Jumper continues jumping until they miss.  Whichever letter he/she lands on has to use that letter to name a sweetheart.


Cinderella, dressed in yellow,

went to the ball to kiss a fellow,

She made a mistake,

and kissed a snake,

How many doctors did it take?

1, 2, 3, 4, 5….

Keep counting until jumper stops.


Fudge, Fudge call the judge,

_____(name of child whose jumping) having a baby,

Daddy going crazy,

Is it 1, 2, 3, 4, 5….

Keep counting until jumper stops

Teddy Bear

Teddy bear, teddy bear turn around,

Teddy bear, teddy bear touch the ground,

Teddy bear, teddy bear climb the stairs,

Teddy bear, teddy bear say your prayers,

Teddy bear, teddy bear turn out the light,

Teddy bear, teddy bear say good night,

Hot Pepper 

Red  hot pepper in the pot,

Who’s got more than the leader’s got?

10, 20, 30

Keep counting until jumper misses.


A hunting we will go,

A hunting we will go,

We’ll catch a fox,

Put him in a box,

And then we’ll let him go.

Repeat until jumper misses

Apples, Peaches, Pears and Plums

Apples, peaches, pears and plums

tell me when your birthday comes

January, February, March, April, May

Don’t forget to tell me which day

June, July, August, September

I know it’s a day you remember

October, November or December

1st, 2nd ,3rd, 4th, 5th………

Jumper yells out month when it comes and continues to jump

Jumper stops when they get to the day (the number).

Bubble Gum

Bubble gum, bubble gum chew and blow,

Bubble  gum, bubble gum scrape your toe,

Bubble gum, bubble gum tastes so sweet,

Bubble gum, bubble gum get off your feet.

Repeat until jumper stops


Butterfly, butterfly turn around,

Butterfly, butterfly touch the ground,

Butterfly, butterfly show your shoe,

Butterfly, butterfly count to 25

Jumper does the tasks in the rhyme. Jumper stops when they reach 25.

Miss Mary Mac

Miss Mary Mac, Mac, Mac,

All dressed in black, black, black

With silver buttons, buttons, buttons

All down her back, back, back

She asked her mother, mother, mother

For 50 cents, cents, cents

To see the elephants, elephants, elephants

Jump over the fence, fence, fence

They jumped so high, high, high

They reached the sky, sky, sky

and they didn’t come back, back, back

Til’ the fourth of July, July, July.

Miss Mary Mac is also a popular hand clapping game

Miss Lucy

Miss Lucy had a baby,

She named him Tiny Tim,

She put in the bath tub to see if he could swim.

He drank up all the water,

He ate up all the soap,

He even tried to eat the bath tub but it wouldn’t fit down his throat,

Miss Lucy called the doctor,

The doctor called the nurse,

The nurse call the lady with the alligator purse.

In rang the doctor,

In rang the nurse,

In rang the lady with the alligator purse.

Mumps said the doctor,

Measles said the nurse,

Hiccups said the lady with the alligator purse.

Miss Lucy kicked the doctor,

Miss Lucy kicked the nurse,

Miss Lucy thanked the lady with the alligator purse.

Miss Lucy is also a popular hand clapping game.