We’re in the midst of a unit on jump rope. As well as being an excellent activity for fitness, coordination and footwork, there are lots of fun things you can do with both an individual jump rope and a large rope with two people turning. We went from the basics of using an individual rope, to individual rope tricks and making a short “routine”, to starting and entering a two-person rope. We also added Jump the Shot (everyone stands in a circle and jumps over a rope swung on the ground “helicopter style” as it passes under them) and even tried our hand a Double Dutch ropes with Older Kids–being a rope turner is an important, and not so easy, job!
Here is a great video I show the Middle and Older Kids as motivation. While we aren’t quite as accomplished at this troop, we can perform some of the same skills.