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 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 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,
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 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 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.