Great indoor/ winter activity for kids! Chinese Jump rope! Only problem is, I can’t find one! Instead, I caught my Erica and her best friend tying a piece of yarn together and using it as a Chinese jump rope. It just doesn’t have the same effect without the elasticity.
I’ve browsed three stores! Target, the Dollar Tree, and Walmart. No one has one. Amazon has them, but then I’ll pay shipping. $6 for the rope plus shipping. I’m sure I could sew a long piece of elastic together from the fabric store, but I should be able to find a real one, don’t you think?
Anyway, it was reminding me of elementary school. We used to play every recess. 1978-1984. We had all kinds of rhymes and songs… of which I can’t remember any of them. All the youtube videos only have jumping routines, but no lyrics.
So Help! Can you remember any of the songs, or have you seen any Chinese Jump ropes at any stores?
For more ideas on getting active in the winter, I added a link to my sidebar for Michelle’s Active Family blog! Check them out!
Postscript: Thanks to Susan who commented about looping rubber bands together! I love it, and Erica is already making one:
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