Jump Rope Songs

Susie McGee
jump rope songs

Kids love singing jump rope songs while they jump the afternoon away!

A Few Jump Rope Songs

When it comes to workouts for kids, it's hard to beat jump rope exercise. In addition to its fitness and health benefits, jumping or skipping rope has always been a fun way to spend an afternoon, either alone or with friends. Jump rope songs have been passed down from one generation to the next. In fact, chances are your grandchildren will be singing a version of the songs you chanted as a kid. Not only will your kids enjoy these songs, but singing jump rope songs can help kids keep their rhythm while they jump.

Rich Man, Poor Man

Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief,

Doctor, lawyer, Indian Chief.

Her shoes will be

Wood, leather, high heel, low heel, sandals, wooden.

Her dress will be made of

Silk, satin, cotton, batten, rags.

Her house will be

Big house, little house, pigpen, barn.

Her rings shall be made of

Diamonds, rubies, emeralds, glass.

How many children will she get?

1, 2, 3 . . . . .

And now you're married you must obey,

You must be true in every way.

You must be kind, you must be good,

And make your husband chop the wood.

Miss Suzy

Miss Suzy had a steamboat

The steamboat had a bell

Miss Suzy went to heaven

The steamboat went to

Hello operator

Please give me number nine

If you disconnect me

I'll kick you from

Behind the refrigerator there was a piece of glass

Miss Suzy sat upon it and cut her little

Ask me no more questions

Tell me no more lies

The boys are in the bathroom zipping up their

Flies are in the meadow

The bees are in the park

Miss Suzy and her boyfriend are kissing in the

Dark is like a movie

A movie's like a show

A show is like a TV screen

And that is all I know

I Went Downtown

I went downtown

To see Ms. Brown,

She gave me a nickel

To buy a pickle,

The pickle was sour,

So I bought a flower.

The flower was dead, she gave me a tack.

The tack was sharp, she gave me a harp.

The harp was broke, she gave me a cloak.

The cloak was tight, she gave me a kite.

The kite away flew, and I did too.

(If more than one child is jumping, one can run out at this time.)

Down in the Valley

Down in the valley

Where the green grass grows

There sat ______(girl's name)

Sweet as a rose

She sang, she sang

She sang so sweet

Along came ______(boy's name)

And kissed her cheek

How many kisses did he give her

{count until someone misses}

I Asked My Mother

I asked my mother for fifty cents

To see the elephant jump the fence.

He jumped so high he touched the sky,

And never came back till the Fourth of July

(Kids should try to jump higher and higher as the song is sung.)

Teddy Bear, 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, please skiddoo!

(If more than one child is jumping, one can run out on the word "skiddoo.")

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, climb the stairs,

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say your prayers

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn out the light,

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say good night!

I'm a Little Dutch Girl

I'm a little Dutch girl

Dressed in blue.

Here are the things

I like to do:

Salute to the captain,

Bow to the queen,

Turn by back

On the submarine.

I can do the tap dance,

I can do the split,

I can do the holka polka

Just like this.

Jump Rope Songs