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Granny's in the Kitchen
Granny's in the kitchen,
Doing some stitching,
in comes the Bogey Man
and chases Granny out.

(On the word out the first skipper (Granny) jumps out and the second skipper (Bogey Man) jumps in. This can be played continuously as Granny can run around the turners and rejoin the line.)

Thanks to J Burt from Crockham Hill CEP for this fantastic skipping rhyme. We think it is great! keep up the goodwork and send us some more.....or how about another verse to this one!!

__________(name) in the kitchen doing a little knitting,
In comes ___________(name),
and out come ____________(name).

This skipping rhyme was sent in by Katie from St.Mary's N.G.S. Any ideas for a title Katie?

I went down town
I went down town I met miss Brown
miss brown brought a nicle so I bought a pickle
the pickle was sour so i brought a flower
the flower wouldn`t smell so I brought a bell
the bell wouldn`t ring so i began to sing
on the mountain stands a lady who she is I do not know
all she wants is gold and silver all she wants is a nice young man
lady lady turn right round
lady lady touch the ground
lady lady show your shoes
lady lady run right through

This fabulous rhyme was sent in by Anonymous......

Had a little Austin in 1948
Had a little Austin in 1948
drove it round the corner (run round person turning rope saying 'corner' all the way)
and stepped upon the brake
brake didn't work
felt a silly twerp
My little Austin in 1948

This from Jan Brown from Hazelgrove (c1966, pulled down!)....surely not the same lady as featured in the rhyme above, 'I went down town' ;-)

(name) I'm off to get you done
cause you went upstairs with (name, name until they stop jumping)
did (name) propose, yes. no, yes, no (until they stop jumping)
what did you wear to the wedding white, black, nothing, seethrough (until they stop jumping)
how many babies did you have 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.......
did you get divorced yes no (until they stop jumping)

This from Demmi from Thorpe Primary School - thanks Demmi

Cinderella dressed in yellaa, (yellow)
Went up stairs to kiss her fella,(fellow)
By a mistake she kissed a snake how many doctors did it take,
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.……… keep going until the person stops the rope !
I am still playing this at school and I like it.

'Cinderella' skipping ryhme was sent to us from Ciara Hickey St Josephs NS - Ireland - Well done Ciara. Did you have a visit from skip-hop to your school?

This one from Katie Forde from St Ita's NS. It's Brilliant! Thankyou. - Submitted on 1st March 2012

Over the hills in Mexico
Over the hills in Mexico,
where they do the splits, splits, splits
and they do the high kicks, kicks, kicks
and they turn around, round, round
and they touch the ground, ground, ground
Where they read a book, book, book
and they do not look, look, look
and they jump back out, out, out
and then they do it all again, again, again!

(when you say splits splits splits you jump into the air and land with you feet apart for three jumps. For KICKS jump and kick into the air while you're up for three times. For AROUND just turn around three times. For GROUND while the rope is going round bend down and touch the ground three times. For BOOK make your hands the shape of an open book and reed for three skips. For LOOK close you eyes for three jumps. For OUT jump out of the rope, go round to the other side and jump back in. For AGAIN start the chant again.)

The aim is to see how far you can get to in the chant or how many times you can do it. This is really fun and in my school its the new trend during breaks!

And this variation on Cinderella from Chelsea of Donvale Christian College - submitted on 12 August 2012


Cinderella, dressed in yella, (yellow)
Went upstairs to kiss her fella, (fellow)
Kisssed a snake by mistake,
and now she has a belly ache,
Girls go curtsey, boys go bow,
Girls go woopsey, boys go row
At curtsey, the jumper curtseys, at bow, the jumper bows,
At woopsey, the jumper pretends to lift up their skirt {or actually lift it up if they have one} and at row, the jumper points their fingers with their thumbs in the air and winks)