Name/Title: Learning to Jump Rope

Purpose of Event: To slowly allow students to develop the skills and confidence they will need to jump rope successfully.

Suggested Grade Level: K-2

Materials Needed:
Jump ropes - one for each student

*The rope should not go past the students shoulders when they are standing on the middle of the rope and bringing the handles up by their side.

Description of Idea

See the video below for an appropriate skill progression of tasks for students to practice for learning how to jump rope for the first time.

See the YouTube video of skill progressions

Adaptations for Students with Disabilities:

Use a pipe with a rope on the end for students with a cast or with only one arm - they can swing the pipe in a circle and jump the rope.

Submitted by Ben Landers who teaches at River Springs ES in Irmo, SC. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 8/24/2015.
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