Jump Rhythm

Key Stage:
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
Led by:
  • Teacher
  • School staff
  • Young Leaders
  • Parents
  • Self led by young people
Jump Rhythm
Downloadable PDF (e.g. resource card, lesson plan)

Activity details

This is a traditional game sometimes known as French Skipping. It uses jumping and accuracy of movements to navigate the loop of elastic using rhyme and rhythm to create and perform routines. It requires accurate movements to jump, on or over the elastic. This activity supports body control, balance and stability and will certainly increase the heart rate. 

  • Number of participants: Groups 
  • Purpose of activity: Increase pupil’s activity levels through a challenging jumping activity. Played in 3s or 4s pupils jump using different foot patterns to complete routines. Use the elastic at different heights to increase/decrease the level of challenge. 
  • Including all pupils: STEP framework included.
  • Pupil roles: Participant 
  • Space: Indoors/Outdoors. Ensure there is enough space for pupils to jump up and sideways. Also ensure other pupils cannot run and trip on the elastic whilst it is being played. 
  • Equipment: Elastic, music (optional)



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