Double Dutch Jump Rope

Double Dutch Jump Rope is one of the great agility games for kids.

It takes good coordination for jumping rope with two ropes!

This is more tricky than using just one rope!

Both the jumper and the rope turners need good hand - eye coordination.

It may seem hard at first, but once everyone gets used to it, it's a lot of fun!

Start out slowly and get the hang of trying to juggle two ropes.

If you can't do it, that's okay!

Not everyone will be good at this.



Before You Start

3 or more players
Ages 6 and up
Need: 2 jump ropes

Go!

Two players take each end of two ropes and hold them in different hands. (Each player who is turning the rope will have a rope in both of his hands.)

They begin by swinging the rope in their left hands clockwise. They then begin swinging the rope in their right hands counter clockwise.

This way, both ropes lightly touch the ground at different times.

The jumper jumps in and tries not to miss a hop. You'll need to hop from one foot to the other to continue jumping.

Jumpers can try one foot hopping as well. It's not as easy as it may look!

For the more experienced, you can have two people jumping at the same time!

Switch up so that everyone gets a chance to jump and everyone gets a chance to twirl the ropes.

Teachers can play this in gym class. It's great for recess activities, too.

Keep in mind that not everyone will be able to double jump, and that's okay!

The same with twirling the ropes. It takes some practice to get it right and even then it might get confusing!

Have fun with this and practice and practice!







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