Blog Prompt – Today is Frog Jumping Day. Was there a favorite game you use to play when you were a child? Describe how you played the game.
When I was in grade school, back in the 60’s, we use to play Chinese Jump Rope during recess.Â We used elastic rope, but I think you are really suppose to just use rope.
First you begin with the rope around the ankles of two children.
Another child jumps in the rope with both feet. Then the child jumps out of the rope with both straddling each outside rope. Next, the child jumps from side to side. (Straddling each side of the rope.) Then the child jumps on the rope. Then out again. Finally, the child takes the rope, crosses it using their legs, so that their legs are in side of an x. Then the child has to jump out and straddle the rope.
With each jump if they land on the rope when they are not supposed to, then they are out. Or if they are trying to land on it and miss they are out. Once you accomplish the ankles, you move up to the waist, then below the arms, then finally the neck (I have never seen it go that far.) With each sequence you say, “in, out, side, side, on, in, out.”
It was so much fun when we were younger and I remember enjoying that so much during recess time.