Imagine having a great time playing with just a simple piece of elastic string! Chinese Jump Rope is a jumping game popular around world!
Chinese Jump Rope found me as a child and once again, through my profession as a physical educator. The game is funny like that, popping up from generation to generation, verbally passed from one to another like a folk tale.
Chinese Jump Rope is a challenging game played by anyone anywhere.
The simple rules test skill and coordination of all players. An elastic rope is only equipment needed for play. The game is easily learned and always fun! Chinese children first played Chinese Jump Rope in 7th century. Rediscovered by English children in 1960's, Chinese Jump Rope remains as popular as ever.
Chinese Jump Rope is no ordinary "rope skipping" game. "Enders" hold an elastic rope while a "jumper" jumps rope in special ways. The challenge? To jump successfully!
A Jumper jumps until a jumping mistake or "miss" is made.
-A miss can be made if a jumper jumps "out" instead of "in".
-A miss is also made if a jumper touches rope incorrectly while jumping game.
After a miss, jumper trades positions with an ender.
The jumper starts from very beginning of game on next turn.
Every Chinese Jump Rope game begins with rope held in basic position.
1. Face each other and step inside rope.
2. Place rope around ankles.
3. Step back until rope is stretched.
Two parallel jumping lines, about 12 inches (30cm)apart, are stretched between enders.