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Jump rope and skipping songs to learn

By Kirsty / August 4, 2017
skipping songs

Playing outside either with my friends or simply on my own in the garden seemed to always include a skipping rope when I was young.  I had loads of skipping songs as well that I would run through and it just always helped.  In fact, I’m not sure I could skip now without singing a song!  It’s a bit of old fashioned fun that can easily be brought in to our kids lives now.

My favourite skipping songs

These are some of the skipping rhymes and songs that I remember from my childhood.  I guess some of them are also general nursery rhymes – but if they have a good rhythm they can be good for skipping too!  If you have any that you remember please let me know and I’ll update the page with them.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
Turn around.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
Touch the ground.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Touch 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 light.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Say good night!

(This one normally had the jumper doing the actions while jumping)

 

A Sailor went to Sea

A sailor went to sea, sea, sea,
To see what he could see, see, see.
But all that he could see, see, see
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.

Jelly on a Plate

Jelly on a plate
Jelly on a plate
Wibble Wobble
Wibble Wobble
Jelly on a plate

(while wobbling as you jump!)

Farmers in the den

The farmer’s in his den
the farmer’s in his den
eee-oh-daddy-o
the farmer’s in his den

The farmer wants a wife
the farmer wants a wife
eee-oh-daddy-o
the farmer wants a wife

The wife wants a child
the wife wants a child
eee-oh-daddy-o
the wife wants a child

The child wants a nurse
the child wants a nurse
eee-oh-daddy-o
the child wants a nurse

The nurse wants a dog
the nurse wants a dog
eee-oh-daddy-o
the nurse wants a dog

The dog wants a bone
the dog wants a bone
eee-oh-daddy-o
the dog wants a bone

One person would join for each verse being the wife/nurse/dog etc.

BINGO (B-I-N-G-O)

There was a farmer had a dog

and bingo was his name-o

B-I-N-G-O

B-I-N-G-O

B-I-N-G-O

and Bingo was his name-0

Michael Finnegan

There was an old man
Named Michael Finnegan
He had whiskers
On his chinnygan
The wind blew them off
And blew them on again
Poor old Michael Finnegan, Begin Again

Bluebells, Cockleshells

Bluebells, cokcleshells,

evie, ivy, over,

I like coffee, I like tea,

I’d like ….. to jump with me

(friend joins in)

Rooms to rent

Rooms to rent
Apply within
If you don’t pay your rent
Mrs … will come in.

The next person to skip then joins in

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Kirsty

Kirsty is the mum of two kids and has spent the last 16 years on a quest to get them outside more, enjoying nature and the world around them.

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