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Chinese Jump Rope

Chinese Jump Rope

I still have my Chinese Jump Rope that I had from my childhood. It is green and white and they usually came in 2 blended or woven colors.

Think of the Chinese Jump Rope as a really large rubber band. One person would stand with the band around their ankles and the other person would stand about 3 feet away with the band around their ankles. Then, of course, you had a person in the middle jumping, just like with a traditional jump rope.

If memory serves me correctly, you would criss cross your ankles in the Chinese Jump Rope until you almost tripped.


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Chinese Jump Rope Last post by Trickyvee
20 April 2012

Do You Remember Chinese Jump Rope?

Do You Remember Chinese Jump Rope?

  • Anonymous user
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    My goodness we made Chinese jumprope by adding rubber bands together. Worked just as well. This was back in the 60's. Loved it! Great memories. LO
  • Anonymous user
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    When we played Chinese jump rope- an elementary school favorite in the early '90s- we started out with the rope around the ankle and we just said "2,4,6,8 (alternating one foot in one out), in (both feet inside the 2 ropes), out (both feet outside ropes), twist, twist (the feet twisted the rope around to face the other direction)x2, diamond (feet make a diamond with the rope. Everytime you twisted it up or jumped in or out you couldn't land on the rope or you were out. Then if you finished the sequence it moved to knee high, to "ice cream cone"- one person takes on leg out so it's shaped like an icecream cone, and pencil or something like that- where both holders only held the rope by one leg. It kinda sounds confusing all typed out like thar lol but it was really simple- and fun! I haven't touched a Chinese jump rope in almost 20 years but I remember it so fondly to this day! :)
  • Anonymous user
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    My former next-door neighbor had one of these, and we use to play with it on the end of her parents' driveway during the spring and summer months.
  • Anonymous user
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    I used to love this. The rhyme we used to do was England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Inside, Outside, Inside On. The gap between the elastic used to get smaller and higher and it used to do the holders ankles in as it got higher!
  • Anonymous user
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    I used to play it every playtime, one of the rhymes started 'Inside outside ibside on....'but I can't remember any more.
  • Anonymous user
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    I LOVED playing chinese jumprope though I'm going crazy trying to remember some of the songs that went along! Does anyone out there recall any???
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved Chinese Jump Rope. My sisters and I played with our a lot. Great game!