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Name of Activity:
Learning to Jump Rope
Purpose of Activity:To slowly allow students to develop the skills and confidence they will need to jump rope successfully.
Suggested Grade Level:K-2
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.
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.