Top Ten Skipping Rhymes

skipping rhymes top 10

Skipping Rhyme #1
Tiny Tim

I had a little puppy
His name was Tiny Tim
I put him in the bathtub, to see if he could swim
He drank all the water, he ate a bar of soap
The next thing you know he had a bubble in his throat.
In came the doctor, (person jumps in)
In came the nurse, (person jumps in)
In came the lady with the alligator purse (person jumps in)
Out went the doctor (person jumps out)
Out went the nurse (person jumps out)
Out went the lady with the alligator purse (person jumps out)

Skipping Rhyme #2
Robin Hood

Robin Hood, Robin Hood dressed so good,
Got as many kisses as he could.
How many kisses did he get?
1, 2, 3 . . . . .(count until the skipper gets it wrong)

Skipping Rhyme #3
Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, show your shoe
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, that will do!
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, go upstairs
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say your prayers
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn out the lights
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say good-night!
The skipper jumps the rope whilst singing this rhyme, he/she acts out the actions as the words come up in the rhyme.

Skipping Rhyme #4
Jump With Me

I like coffee, I like tea,
I like (person’s name) to jump with me.
(That person joins the first person so that two are now jumping)
One, two, three, change places, seven, eight, nine, change places, etc.
(until the pair misses. The two change from right to left each time they said “change places” and all would keep track of who got the highest number before missing)

Skipping Rhyme #5
Over The Sea

When I was two I buckled my shoe,
Going over the sea.
I jumped aboard a sailorman’s ship,
And the sailorman said to me, . . ..
When I was three I banged my knee,
When I was four I shut the door,
When I was five I learned to jive,
When I was six I picked up sticks,
When I was seven I went to heaven,
When I was eight I learned to skate,
When I was nine I climbed a vine,
When I was ten I caught a hen.

Skipping Rhyme #6
Bumper Car

Had a little bumper car, number 48, went around the corner
(skipper jumps out and runs around the twirler and run back in the rope. Keep saying ‘corner’ until the skipper jumps back in)
and slams on the brakes.
Policeman came and put me in jail.
How many days did he put me in jail?
1,2,3, (count until the skipper gets it wrong)

Skipping Rhyme #7
Birthday Plum

Apples, peaches, pears and plums
Tell me when your birthday comes,
The rope is then turned very fast whilst saying the months of the year (Jan, Feb, Mar etc) The skipper should end on his or her birthday.

Skipping Rhyme #8
Three Six Nine

Three, six, nine, the goose drank wine,
The monkey chewed tobacco on the street car line.
The line broke, the monkey got choked,
And they all went to heaven in a little row boat,
Clap-Clap! Clap-Clap!

Skipping Rhyme #9
Johnny Got a Spanking

Down by the river, down by the sea,
Johnny broke a bottle and blamed it on me.
I told ma, ma told pa,
Johnny got a spanking so ha ha ha.
How many spankings did Johnny get?
1, 2, 3….(Keep counting until the skipper gets it wrong.)

Skipping Rhyme #10
Jack be Nimble

This is a double-dutch skipping song.
POP-UPS 10 TO 1 – HIT IT. 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1.

Jack Jumped Over – the jumper jumps up very high with both feet leaving the ground at the same time.
Mumble – by putting both feet together making very small hops;
Kick – repeatedly kicking one foot outward and back again;
Sizzler – crossing and uncrossing feet and legs;
Split – opening and closing legs about 3 feet apart;
Pop – jumping high in the rope with both feet coming off the ground together.

Have Fun – Keep Skipping
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