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  • You don’t have to be a professional poet to write a great jump rope rhyme! Though we all know the classics like “Cinderella dressed in yellow” and “Teddy bear, teddy bear…” writing your own jump rope rhymes can be a great way to mix writing skills with playground fun – though you might not know it, jump rope rhymes incorporate poetry elements like rhythm and rhyme. Try your hand at a jump rope rhyme poem by organizing your ideas first, then composing your creation.

    If you're a grandparent, you may remember these classic jump rope rhymes, although your versions may have been slightly different. Many times the rhymes called for the name of the jumper to be inserted, along with the name of his or her sweetheart. I've used Janey and Johnny in these places. Most of the time, when the rhyme was completed, the counting began. Sometimes the jumper was allowed to continue jumping at regular speed, and sometimes the ones turning the rope sped up to "hot pepper." Isn't it interesting how many of the rhymes include kissing?

  • , also called , any of innumerable chants and rhymes used by , traditionally girls, to accompany the game of . Based on a few simple forms, such rhymes characteristically travel very quickly in variation from child to child, in contrast to , which are passed on by parents to their children. Because of the speed of transmission and transformation of jump rope rhymes, a logical chant may appear a short time later in totally nonsensical form. Rhymes may also be derived from popular songs or folk songs, or military songs during wartime, and two or ... (100 of 205 words)

    , also called , any of innumerable chants and rhymes used by , traditionally girls, to accompany the game of . Based on a few simple forms, such rhymes characteristically travel very quickly in variation from child to child, in contrast to , which are passed on by parents to their children. Because of the speed of transmission and transformation of jump rope rhymes, a logical chant may appear a short time later in totally nonsensical form. Rhymes may also be derived from popular songs or folk songs, or military songs during wartime, and two or ... (100 of 205 words)


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  • jump rope rhymes - what do you remember?
    05-19-2011, 07:28 PM
     
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    If you're a grandparent, you may remember these classic jump rope rhymes, although your versions may have been slightly different. Many times the rhymes called for the name of the jumper to be inserted, along with the name of his or her sweetheart. I've used Janey and Johnny in these places. Most of the time, when the rhyme was completed, the counting began. Sometimes the jumper was allowed to continue jumping at regular speed, and sometimes the ones turning the rope sped up to "hot pepper." Isn't it interesting how many of the rhymes include kissing?

Jump Rope Rhymes Verses Songs | Fun Games Kids Play

One of Montgomery's later roles was as Lizzie Borden, which segues quite nicely into another famous Elizabeth. Lizzie's claim to infamy, as you may recall, was the nagging suspicion that she cut short her mom and dad's lives with a nearby ax. A jury didn't agree, and although the jump rope rhyme about Lizzie and "40 whacks" persisted for decades, she lived out her life in her Fall River, Mass., hometown.