A jump rope is the only tool used in the game of skipping rope or jump rope. The game of jump rope is played by both children and adults, where one or more people jump over a turning rope so that it passes under their feet and over their heads. The game of jump rope may consist of one person twirling or jumping over the rope. When jump rope is played with two twirling ropes, the jumping game is called Double Dutch and it is more difficult than skipping one jump rope. Did you know that children often recite jump rope rhymes while they are jumping rope? These jump rope rhymes can comment on current events and activities or they can be nonsensical rhymes. These nonsensical jumping rhymes have probably existed for decades or even centuries. Some popular jumping rhymes include: not last night but the night before, its grade card time, help, and the bakery song. It is also possible that many of Dr. Seuss’ stories could have become popular skipping rope rhymes. It could be very enjoyable to jump rope while singing about a Cat and the Hat, One Fish two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, and a Bitter Butter Battle. People also participate in solo jump roping for exercise and there are many different techniques and tricks for skipping or jumping rope.
Did you know that an English legend suggest that skipping or jumping rope began as a reminder of the rope with which Judas hug himself after he felt that he betrayed his friend Jesus Christ? Did you also know that skipping was a popular activity for both children and adults in the springtime; especially during the spring holiday of Easter? It is probably enjoyable to see children; especially little girls skipping rope in their colorful Easter dresses and bonnets. Though many people think that skipping or jumping rope is a fun and simple activity, other people view skipping rope a sport. Serious jump rope athletes train hard all year long. Jumping ropes takes much strength, focus, endurance, and patience. Therefore, skipping rope or jumping rope can be and often is more than a simple game of chanting rhymes; Tough luck Dr. Seuss. In fact, there is a Disney Channel movie called Jump In. This movie looks at a fictional jump roping team.