COUNTY CHILDREN and PARENTS - WELCOME
Skilled jumpers can do all sorts of fancy tricks and stunts, but often they prefer just plain jumping - with a good rhyme to keep the rhythm going. Here are some favourite rhymes.
©Anna Banana: 101 Jump-Rope Rhymes, Joanna Cole, Beech Tree Books, New York, 1989.
- I went upstairs to make my bed.
- I made a mistake and bumped my head.
- I went downstairs to milk my cow.
- I made a mistake and milked the sow.
- I went in the kitchen to bake a pie.
- I made a mistake and baked a fly.
- Cups and saucers,
- Plates and dishes.
- My old man wears
- Calico britches.
- Yellow-belly, yellow-belly, come and take a swim.
- Yes, by golly, when the tide comes in.
- Alice, where are you going?
- "Upstairs to take a bath."
- Alice with legs like toothpicks
- And a neck like a giraffe.
- Alice in the bathtub,
- Alice pulled the plug.
- Oh my goodness, oh my soul,
- There goes Alice down the hole!
- I love coffee,
- I love tea.
- I love the boys
- And the boys love me.
- Mabel, Mabel, set the table,
- Just as fast as you are able.
- Don't forget the salt, sugar, vinegar, mustard, red-hot pepper!
Contributed by:Prince Edward Child Care Services
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